This project was part of a larger campus expansion at the Santa Rosa Junior College’s Petaluma Campus. The library itself was to serve as the new hub of the campus, and was designed to reflect the school’s environmental goals. The library uses a sophisticated under-floor ventilation strategy, rooftop monitors for daylight and ventilation, and large windows and shading devices to achieve comfortable ambient daylight levels inside the building. It also houses a meeting room that can be used separately, or in conjunction with the main library. The Library was the centerpiece of a sustainable campus wide strategy that incorporated bio swales, natural ventilation and a host of other green building concepts.
Daniel Strening was one of the lead designers at TLCD Architecture on the project.