photo: David Wakely
photo: David Wakely

Los Gatos Library
Town of Los Gatos

Nestled at the foot of a wooded hillside across from historic Pageant Park, the new 30,000-square-foot Los Gatos Library is a centerpiece for the Town’s Civic Center. Noll & Tam’s design takes its inspiration from the lantern, which in architectural terms suggests an open structure of light material. Glazing, skylights, and louvers optimize daylight; at night, white and colored artificial illumination allows views into the library.

Construction Cost: $12.7 million
Completion Date: February 2012