Role: Architect 
Project Size: 5,000SF 
Project Cost: Low
Completion: IN PROGRESS

LAW LIBRARY - REINTEGRATE INTO CIVIC SOCIETY 

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PROGRAM
SPATIAL ANALYSIS
TENSILE STRUCTURE
FABRICATION
Craft
​!Design

THE SPIRIT OF THE LAW
In a city with a proud history of public protest, the opportunity is there for the law library to play a role.  What is the Law Library’s contemporary role in Oakland? 

THE BASIS OF KNOWLEDGE 

The study of the law, legislature, case history and arguments rely on the interpretation of the word and sequences of words.  What can we learn from examination of words.
 


ENCOURAGE DISCOVERY  
Surrounded by the Alameda County Superior Court,  Administrative Offices and Laney College, there is an untapped opportunity to collect and assemble practicing lawyers, students and the general public in a hub of exchanged ideas. 


STRUCTURAL INGENUITY
Low ceilings and a visually heavy concrete post and beam structure, is there a way to integrate new uses previously unplanned.

CIVIC PARTICIPATION 
 
The rise of the independent citizen, the person making his/her own way, can a Library be an incubator for knowledge, entrepreneurship, and leadership growth?