Location: Belmont, California
Architects: Field Paoli Architects
Contractors: Gonsalves and Stronk
About the Client: The City of Belmont is a suburban city of approximately 26,000 people in the San Francisco Bay Area, situated halfway between San Francisco and San Jose.
Project Description: This project involved the demolition of the existing 5,584 square foot library that had been built in 1960, the construction of a new one-story public library of approximately 21,000 square feet, site work improvements, and an adjacent new children’s playground. The new library includes children’s story-time and reading-room areas, study rooms, computer technology, a café, a community meeting hall, and an outdoor amphitheater to serve projected city needs for the next two decades.
Special Features and Challenges: Sustainable design elements were part of the project, which was constructed within and around existing oak trees.
Nova Partners’ Role: Nova Partners was engaged early in the project to provide project management oversight during the pre-construction and construction phases. Nova worked directly with the City of Belmont and the San Mateo County Library staff to ensure that the facility was constructed to meet the goals of the community. The overall project was completed within the budget and time-frames established at the onset of the project.