The Town of Portola Valley and the design team developed a new master plan through an open and participatory process, a series of public workshops that focused on the Town Center program, site opportunities and constrains, and sustainable design goals on this 11-acre parcel. This rich and positive exchange of information resulted in the development of a center rooted in what is most valued by the community.
A new Library, Town Hall, and Community Hall frame a new town green. The site includes new soccer and baseball fields, tennis courts, open parkland, a maintenance facility, and parking. Extensive use of salvaged materials, reliance on daylighting, natural ventilation, and low-tech building systems reduce the ecological footprint of the new buildings.
In collaboration with Goring & Straja Architects
AIA COTE TOP TEN GREEN PROJECTS AWARD