Edward Mazria (Architecture, Alumnus)

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Mt. Airy Public Library, North Carolina, (1984)
Photo: Gordon Schenk, Jr.

An innovator in passive energy building—structures that require little energy for space heating or cooling—Mazria designed the Mt. Airy Public Library to employ solar energy and daylight sources to maintain the facility. Both the Department of Energy and the American Institute of Architects have honored the library’s design for its leadership in energy conservation.