We were first approached by the lead architecture firm LPA due to our past experience working with both other architects and the City of Redding. Our work on this project included consulting services on local conditions during the design process, and later primary responsibility during construction for on-site coordination. The building, although not LEED certified was designed to be very environmentally sensitive.
Owing to an abundant county and regional history and a progressive, responsible attitude toward sustainable design, the Redding Library proves to be a project rich in historical references and sensitive to energy efficient design strategies as well. The green elements of the library include a 7,000-square-foot vegetated green roof, photovoltaic power, thermal energy storage, indirect lighting and extensive use of recycled and recyclable materials.
-an excerpt from LPA Architects-
With a construction bid significantly under budget, the community was provided an opportunity to add additional amenities not originally thought to be possible. Critical to the success of this project was the cooperation between both architecture firms that allowed for rapid review of site issues and quick decision-making when necessary.