Life Science Building
Napa Valley College, Napa, CA
The new Life Sciences Building is an assemblage of 4 laboratories, technical support spaces, and faculty offices at the core. The vertical light-filled library, high roof, and glassed-in hub provide a clear sense of entry reinforcing the building purpose as a destination and place of contact. The form, material, and detail of the new facility exhibit a structural grace informed by the existing architecture and its intended to rest naturally in the context of Napa Valley.
Completion Date: 2008
Structural Systems: Steel Frame, Open Web Joists, Special Concentrically Brace Frame (SCBF) System
Project completed at previous firm