The 14,000 sf building was sighted at the brow of a hill overlooking a vast panorama of agricultural lands below, with distant hills in the background. The architectural style reflects the rural, ranch house context of the community.
Granite outcroppings and majestic mature oaks were preserved in place, with new improvements wrapping around them.
A grove of new oak trees planted adjacent to the nearby road help create an effective buffer for the library and historic museum building. Native sycamore trees provide natural scale and help welcome visitors into the shaded entry plaza.
Exposed aggregate paving and curved seatwalls blend with the granite boulders and create pockets for native plant groupings. This facility is an outstanding example of a sensitive, ‘water-smart’, sustainable landscape.