Howard University's new Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library in Washington, D.C., uses a deep red brick and a modern architectural style that evokes an image of the original campus designed in the 1930s. Accented with Elkbrooke bluestone sills, bases, caps, and panels, the 80,000-square-foot library is predominantly a Watsontown blend of Sturbridge flash and Butterfield flash brick.

Project Participants:
Owner: Howard University, Washington, D.C.
Architects: The Hillier Group, Princeton, N.J., and Amos, Bailey, & Lee, Baltimore, Md., a joint venture
General Contractors: AMEC, Toronto, and Essex Construction LLC, Oxon Hill, Md., a joint venture
Masonry Contractor: Calvert Masonry Inc., Alexandria, Va.