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LIBRARY & LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER, MENDOCINO COLLEGE
Ukiah, CA | Complete
The new Library and outdoor spaces clearly mark the focal point of the Mendocino Community College campus. The new buildings and landscape weave into the existing campus structure and bring life to the library while still respecting the scale and structure of the current campus. Using innovative practices, standards, and technology, the building also meets challenges of reducing greenhouse gases and preserving energy resources.
Visioning for this project allowed major campus decision makers to look beyond their immediate needs to consider plans for the future. The process resulted in a new campus Master Planning phase which considered possibilities of overall campus growth and appropriate site, building, and infrastructure development.
The quadrangle connects the new Library and Learning Resource Center to the Bookstore, Student Activities Center, and Food Service with sunny south-facing views and a shaded grove for the hot Ukiah summers. The design concept strongly emphasizes bringing the outdoors into the built Library environment. Sun control systems, north-facing clerestory windows, a natural ventilation system, and installation of a “green” (vegetated) roof system are incorporated into the design to achieve the goal of creating a sustainable and energy efficient building.