Napa LLRC and Great Skies
On Friday February 5, Jeff and I were on our way back from investigating the Dixon Public Library and stopped by the Napa Valley College Library site. It was one of those lucky breaks in the weather where the light and clouds were just perfect, a day that professional photographers wait eagerly for. The project is really coming along on the exterior. The plaza paving is going in and the exterior features are becoming more evident. A crew was just starting the Rheinzinc paneling on the east side, most of the fascia panels are in and “The Wall” with its ochre colored Venetian plaster is spectacular. The plaza is going to be a great civic space. In the large view you can see one of two raised outdoor stages that will really help activate the plaza and make it a great venue for a variety of activities. Views out from the cafe and the plaza really make the space even more dramatic. There are some really great views from the interior including the gallery walkway leading up to the second floor that you can see at the left side of the larger view. From the floating classroom in the middle of the main library floor there is a panoramic view out through the clerestory windows to the west and the Napa River floodplain.
I look forward to the completion with eager anticipation.