Entry number: B08019
Project Name: Incline Village Library
Building Type: Educational
Completion Date: 2005
Architect: Hershenow & Klippenstein Architects
Building Location: 845 Alder Ave. Incline Village, NV 89451
Electrical Engineer: PK Electrical
Landscape Architect: Stantec Consulting, Inc.
General Contractor: West Coast Contractors
Structural Engineer: Hyytinen Engineering
Civil Engineer: Stantec Consulting, Inc.
Interior Designer: Leo A Daly
Photographer: Vance Fox Photography
Design Consultant: Leo A Daly
Statement of Design Approach:
The new Incline Village Library is designed to settle into the context of the existing site, respecting the vernacular of the area while incorporating a fresh contemporary attitude into the "Tahoe Style." All roof slopes, color, and building height as well as exterior wall materials are in accordance with the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) Code of Ordinances. The TRPA helps define the requirements for all of the projects in the Lake Tahoe basin.
With a sloped roof silhouette that commands attention from the nearby highway, the new facility incorporates ample amounts of glass to take advantage of the tremendous views in all directions. Exterior wall materials consist of a combination of split-face concrete block at all bearing walls, and cementitious lap siding at the wood framed exterior walls.
The construction cost for the 11,045 square foot facility totaled $3,600,000.00 for a cost per square foot of $325.93.
The Incline Village Library incorporates many sustainable aspects.
The library's design focuses on providing excellent daylighting. A ridge skylights that spans the length of the open library space provides much, if not all, of the lighting required for the space during daylight hours. Glazing solutions for the building were well researched resulting in different high performance glazing selected for each orientation.
Computer Controlled Systems
Direct Digital Control of the HVAC systems reduces operating cost. The Plumbing system uses the latest in low flow technology.
Community Gathering Spot
From the beginning of the design process, one of the original goals of the building was to support the community and become a gathering spot for Incline Village residents. In addition to its repository of books and journals, the facility also offers a classroom, a number of public computer stations, as well as place to relax and socialize, with a café, and numerous "nooks" that form quiet reading and meeting areas.