Thousand Oaks Library

Thousand Oaks, CA Thousand Oaks

  • Client : City of Thousand Oaks
  • Cost : $11M
  • Size : 22,000 SF Addition
  • Completion Date : 2006
  • Project Type(s) : Libraries and Fire Stations

BEYOND THE STATS

  • Our design for the Children’s Library addition to the original 1982 Thousand Oaks Library respects the distinctive architectural massing and saw-tooth roof of the existing building.
  • High sloping ceilings and north facing clerestory windows flood the library with natural light, and a wood and glass paneled wall outlining the southern California coastline defines the spacious collection area. A saltwater aquarium nestled in a cozy space with multi-colored porthole lights and sea blue walls provides a dramatic link between the existing and new wings.
  • Adjacent to the triangular shaped storytelling room is an intimate children’s garden, and an informal courtyard invites library patrons to enjoy coffee and reading in a shaded outdoor setting.
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