Los Gatos Library

Los Gatos, CA

Nestled at the foot of a wooded hillside, this 30,000 sq ft, two-storey design is suggestive of “A Lantern in the Woods.” Realized as an open structure with volumes of glazing, the project optimizes natural daylight, with amply north glazing, a central light monitor over a monumental central stair, and veiled glazing on the south wall. Building projections for History and Teens collections emphasis transparency. At night the building takes on a soft, lantern-like glow.

LEED Gold certified (designed to LEED Platinum)
AIA CC Award for Sustainability, 2013
AIA SF Award for Excellence in Architecture, 2011

Matthew Wadlund, Senior Designer for Noll and Tam Architects

David Wakely Photographs

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