About Northwest

This library is a welcoming destination that responds to the unique characteristics of a large wooded site, drawing form and material inspiration from the adjacent area where industrial context meets smaller established neighborhoods. The entry plaza engages the intersection of Hollywood Road and Perry Boulevard with a dramatic transparent entry, sculpture and a landscaped courtyard area that provides outdoor seating and filters the view from the library interior to the street.

The large volume of the stack area houses the public spaces and prioritizes natural light with skylights and views to the surrounding natural area. The interior is open and inviting with a mix of vibrant color and warm wood surfaces. Unique spaces are provided for children, teens, business start-ups and the general patron population.