North Berkeley Library

Location: Berkeley

Project Type:

The city of Berkeley, needing to expand their library system hired Architectural Resources Group to lead the design team with PGAdesign as landscape architect.  The historic North Berkeley branch library is located on a small, triangularly shaped site in a residential neighborhood.  In addition to the building and pedestrian circulation there are several mature trees on the site.  PGAdesign worked closely with the design team to devise a design that would provide access to the expanded footprint of the library retaining the most important historic landscape features.

New seating areas were added to the front and back of the library that replace open space taken over by the building and providing an accessible ramp to the building.  PGAdesign had primary responsibility to resolve site access challenges.  All the materials we used were selected to be compatible with the building while meeting sustainable design criteria established by the city.

Certifications

  • Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape

Location: Berkeley

Project Type: Civic

The city of Berkeley, needing to expand their library system hired Architectural Resources Group to lead the design team with PGAdesign as landscape architect.  The historic North Berkeley branch library is located on a small, triangularly shaped site in a residential neighborhood.  In addition to the building and pedestrian circulation there are several mature trees on the site.  PGAdesign worked closely with the design team to devise a design that would provide access to the expanded footprint of the library retaining the most important historic landscape features.

New seating areas were added to the front and back of the library that replace open space taken over by the building and providing an accessible ramp to the building.  PGAdesign had primary responsibility to resolve site access challenges.  All the materials we used were selected to be compatible with the building while meeting sustainable design criteria established by the city.

Certifications

  • Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape
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