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NEW CONSTRUCTION | PUBLIC ART | ENTITLEMENTS | INTERIORS | SUSTAINABILITY
While an owner of a former firm, Brad led the design and delivery of the new Cambrian Branch Library for the City of San Jose. The 28,000 square foot Library provides three times the space of the outdated original and features many neighborhood amenities: a living room with fireplace, internet café, tech center, and a community room accommodating 100 persons.
An especially long and narrow lot, the design evokes movement and discovery, the proportions based on the mathematical ’Fibonacci’ sequence represented by a red spiral in the children’s area and permeating conceptually throughout the project. Public art is also incorporated in the 2-story interior, drawing from the natural and social histories of the area.
The building’s sustainable features include shading elements, storm water retention, and a high-efficiency mechanical system, lowering life-cycle energy costs.