Great Northwest Library
This branch library is situated in a rural suburban area where the open, flat, south Texas plain meets the tree-covered, limestone-rich Hill Country. Located at a major intersection, the main entrance is oriented towards the neighborhood and away from the road to create a more tranquil atmosphere. Simple, indigenous building forms are used to reinforce the pared-down nature of the library. The quieter book stack areas reside in low, limestone-clad “pods,” while zones of public activity are positioned in high vaulted spaces with clerestory windows.