Portola Valley, CA
Portola Valley’s new town center was developed in response to two distinct and complementary needs: resolving the seismic, access, capacity, and infrastructure issues of the complex's aging buildings, and creating a more unified town center able to support civic and community activities, as well as the cultural life of the town.
To develop a compelling vision for the new town center, our team held facilitated community design workshops to solicit input, test ideas, identify what people liked and didn't like about the existing site, and develop alternate approaches. The plan was further refined with additional committee, council and public review.
The new town center includes a library, town hall, community hall, and activity rooms, plus sports fields and parkland on an 11-acre site.
In collaboration with Siegel & Strain Architects
24,000 Sq. Ft.
LEED Platinum Certification, US Green Building Council
AIA California Council Merit Award for Architecture
National AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects Award
AIA SF Merit Award for Energy & Sustainability
AIA East Bay Design Award, Citation for Architecture
Green Building Wood Design Award, WoodWorks California
SEA Excellence in Structural Enginerring Award for Sustainable Design