Cupertino Civic Center Library

About This Project

Location: Cupertino, California

Architects: SMWM

Contractors: Swinerton Builders

About the Client: Cupertino is a suburban city of approximately 52,000 people in the San Francisco Bay Area, approximately 20 minutes from San Jose International Airport.

Project Description: This project’s multiple components included a state-of-the-art 55,000 square foot library, a 6,300 square foot community hall, and a 42,000 square foot civic plaza and parking area. The City Center Park component featured various water elements, intricate trellis structures, and high-end hardscape and landscape improvements.

Special Features and Challenges: Green architecture concepts were used throughout.

Nova Partners’ Role: Nova Partners was engaged as construction manager for the project. During the preconstruction and design phases, Nova provided cost-estimating services, budget reconciliation, and schedule preparation as well as overall project management. Nova led the team managing the bidding qualification process. During the construction phase, the Nova team was responsible for all aspects of the project, including schedule and budget management, document control, and managing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing coordination. Nova also provided contract administration and cost-tracking services along with overall project management oversight.

Libraries & Civic