Project Size: 5,000SF
Project Cost: Low
Completion: IN PROGRESS
a r c h i t e c t u r e
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.
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.
Low ceilings and a visually heavy concrete post and beam structure, is there a way to integrate new uses previously unplanned.
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?