seven trees community center and branch library

San Jose, CA


Architect:  Rob Wellington Quigley 

Contractor:  Gonsalves & Stronck Construction Co.


Concrete tilt-up construction might be a maligned architectural building type in the Silicon Valley. However, for this case, tilt up construction was the perfect fit to achieve the architect's vision of canted walls to improve acoustics, tall story heights, and complex openings.   Exposed steel framed queen trusses act as gravity supports, wall tension ties, and custom light fixtures.


2013 / American Public Works Association / Project of the Year

2012 / AIA Santa Clara Valley / Citation

2012 / APWA Silicon Valley / Project of the Year