Submitted by Barton Malow Co.

Inspired by a regional lava dome, the artistic and innovative design of this new 52,000-sq-ft facility is reminiscent of a volcanic eruption. A folded, weathered steel skin and glass curtain wall wraps around the outer shell. Dramatic lava boulders fall into the courtyard spaces, while organic patterns on the floor extend both inside and out.

Photo:Koppes Photography

The project resulted from a unique partnership between Yavapai College and Northern Arizona University, and is Prescott Valley’s first free-standing library since the town’s inception in 1978.

Children and teen collections, café, bookstore and a Virtual Interaction Lab that showcases cutting-edge technology all benefit the surrounding community. The 200-seat auditorium, which will also serve as the new Town Council Chambers, features built-in projectors, screens, control room and a retractable stage system.

Owner: Town of Prescott Valley
General Contractor: Barton Malow Co.
Architect: rich�rd+bauer architects
Engineers: PK Kland; Paragon Structural Design; Energy Systems Design
Subcontractors: Arizona Steelfab & Supply; Swisher Heating & A/C; Yavapai Mechanical; Aten’s Automatic Sprinkler; Delta Diversified Enterprises; Elward Construction; G&G Enterprises; J.S.C. Contracting; Progressive Roofing; Sierra Glass; Silver Star LLC; SMC Construction; Architectural Metals