The Folger Shakespeare Library

Washington, DC

Preserving the World’s Largest Collection of Shakespeare’s Works

The Folger Shakespeare Library, which opened in 1932 in on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s works, including 82 of the “First Folios.” Mueller Associates engineered improvements to the air handling unit serving the vault area, where the folios and many rare documents are kept, in order to improve temperature and humidity control. In addition, the firm designed improvements for climate control in the library’s Reading Room and Exhibition Hall. A compressed schedule minimized disruption to the activities of visitors and scholars.

Client History

2015: Revit® As-Built Master Plans
2014: Rare Collections HVAC Systems Improvements

“Preserving the Works of Shakespeare”

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  • Temperature and humidity control are key to maintaining valuable artifacts. We want to be sure to preserve the collection for future generations.

    David Conine
    Head of Facilities, The Folger Shakespeare Library
  • Temperature and humidity control are key to maintaining valuable artifacts. We want to be sure to preserve the collection for future generations.

    David Conine
    Head of Facilities, The Folger Shakespeare Library