Castro Valley Library

A healthy, environmentally conscious building boosts circulation

A light-filled, ultra-modern facility, the 34,000-square-foot Castro Valley Library offers a flexible design that accommodates a variety of community needs. Preschool-aged children, teens, and seniors all have their own reading/study areas, and a Friends of the Library bookstore and café offer a sophisticated way to enjoy a good read. Abundant natural light and an efficient heating and ventilation system contribute to the building’s LEED Gold rating. Circulation increased 90% in the first year after opening.

“This project (not only) used stimulus money in a responsible way to reduce global warming, but also created jobs while making the county greener.” - Carolyn Moskovitz, Library Manager

Details and Team

Project Details

Castro Valley, CA

Location

32,400 SF

Size

$12.3M

Construction Cost

2009

Completion Date

LEED Gold Certified

Sustainability
Team

IDA Structural Engineers, Inc

Structural

Taylor Engineering

Mechanical

O'Mahony & Myer

Electrical/Lighting/Telecom

BKF Engineers

Civil

Gates + Associates, Inc

Landscape

Walsh, Norris & Associates

Acoustical

Bruning + Associates

Signage
Project Details

Castro Valley, CA

Location

32,400 SF

Size

$12.3M

Construction Cost

2009

Completion Date

LEED Gold Certified

Sustainability
Team

IDA Structural Engineers, Inc

Structural

Taylor Engineering

Mechanical

O'Mahony & Myer

Electrical/Lighting/Telecom

BKF Engineers

Civil

Gates + Associates, Inc

Landscape

Walsh, Norris & Associates

Acoustical

Bruning + Associates

Signage

A light-filled, ultra-modern facility, the 34,000-square-foot Castro Valley Library offers a flexible design that accommodates a variety of community needs. Preschool-aged children, teens, and seniors all have their own reading/study areas, and a Friends of the Library bookstore and café offer a sophisticated way to enjoy a good read. Abundant natural light and an efficient heating and ventilation system contribute to the building’s LEED Gold rating. Circulation increased 90% in the first year after opening.

“This project (not only) used stimulus money in a responsible way to reduce global warming, but also created jobs while making the county greener.” - Carolyn Moskovitz, Library Manager