Located on an orphaned portion of the ravine, this modest library has become the catalyst for a city-scale change. The interior organization of the library is planned as three zones parallel to the ravine including flexible spaces for staff, collections, and community along with fixed spaces which form a quiet edge to the street.
The modestly-scaled exterior uses dark hues and natural wood finishes to quietly complement the ravine setting. On the interior, a day lit folding wood ceiling provides a sense of intimacy and openness. The wood ceiling unites the interior and exterior spaces and is carefully detailed to coordinate lights, security and sprinkler systems within a consistent order.