Los Gatos Library

The civic library as a beacon for knowledge

Nestled at the foot of a wooded hillside across from historic Pageant Park, this library is a centerpiece for the Town’s Civic Center. Our 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.

"I think Mr. Andrew Carnegie would be satisfied with what this groundbreaking is about to produce. At the library, knowledge is available for take-out. All you have to do is order."

 

Lyn Dougherty

President, Friends of the Library

Details and Team

Project Details

Los Gatos, CA

Location

30,000 SF

Size

$18M

Project Cost

2012

Completion Date

LEED Gold Certified

Sustainability
Team

Page + Moris

Library Programmer

IDA Structural Engineers, Inc

Structural

Glumac

Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing

Illuminosa

Lighting Design

Sandis

Civil

Joni L. Janecki Associates

Landscape

Matthew Williams Design

Signage

Davis Langdon

Cost

Simon & Associates

Green Building Consultant
Project Details

Los Gatos, CA

Location

30,000 SF

Size

$18M

Project Cost

2012

Completion Date

LEED Gold Certified

Sustainability
Team

Page + Moris

Library Programmer

IDA Structural Engineers, Inc

Structural

Glumac

Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing

Illuminosa

Lighting Design

Sandis

Civil

Joni L. Janecki Associates

Landscape

Matthew Williams Design

Signage

Davis Langdon

Cost

Simon & Associates

Green Building Consultant

Nestled at the foot of a wooded hillside across from historic Pageant Park, this library is a centerpiece for the Town’s Civic Center. Our 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.

"I think Mr. Andrew Carnegie would be satisfied with what this groundbreaking is about to produce. At the library, knowledge is available for take-out. All you have to do is order."

 

Lyn Dougherty

President, Friends of the Library