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Walnut Creek Library
1644 North Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

The new Walnut Creek Library is the culmination of the community’s vision and years of planning. The design is not only an efficient solution to the building program, but also a synthesis of the disparate desires of the community and user groups into one cohesive whole. Although the new library will more than quadruple the size of the former building in Civic Park, re-siting of the new building will result in a net gain in green space in the park as well as a stronger connection with Walnut Creek’s civic center and downtown commercial districts. The new library incorporates a wide variety of green design strategies, including daylight harvesting, an advanced mechanical system, and recycled materials. The placement of 80% of parking spaces under the building and plaza areas reduces the heat island effect of paving and preserves space in Civic Park.

The grand opening of the new library was July 17, 2010.

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Finalist - ed+c Excellence in Design Award
CoD+A Award - Institutional Category
LEED-NC Gold

Photos by Cesar Rubio