Wake County

Northeast Regional Library

Raleigh, NC

Project Type

Civic & Cultural, Interiors


22,400 Square Feet

Design Services

Architecture, Brand Experience, Interior Architecture, Sustainability

Steep ridges, rolling hills and a nearby stream influenced Little’s design of Northeast Regional Library – a much needed community resource for the citizens of Wake County.

Comprised of two main wings with a central connection at the entry, Little’s design solution stems from the existing topography of the site and its small footprint. A skylight that bridges the adult and children’s wings and the non-linear form of the building mimic the flow of the stream on the site. Primary reading areas take advantage of views down to the stream and in spaces oriented with northern light exposure. Sustainable materials, solar design, high-performance lighting and HVAC design are integrated to help the building achieve the county’s goal of LEED certification.

Design Awards

  • The Library Journal - Recognized among top Library Buildings


  • LEED Certified
The team at Little has repeatedly provided imaginative, innovative and functional facilities that meet the needs of Wake County, and have a timeless quality and functionality.
Mark Forestieri

Director – Wake County Facilities Design & Construction