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Proposed Lecture Hall architectural firms whittled down to four

The Library Lecture Hall Design Committee met on Monday, Aug. 19 to review submitted proposals for the proposed Lecture Hall. From that group the committee selected four architects to present in front of the committee and community at the next meeting on Thursday, Sept. 19.

The four proposals to be reviewed are from Rob Wellington Quigley, Robert R. Coffee Architect + Associates, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, and Sander Architects and Mithun | Hodgetts + Fung.

Proposed lecture hall Central Library

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The Lecture Hall addition to Central Library, spanning 7,000 square feet and seating 275, has an estimated construction cost of $7 million

City staff conducted a request for proposals for an architectural design firm in July. The Library Lecture Hall Design Committee then held its first meeting on July 31 to begin the process of reviewing seven proposals. 

The proposed lecture hall is anticipated to be approximately 7,000 square feet with seating for 275. The final design shall address permits and plans for construction and site landscaping while maintaining connectivity to the existing Civic Center buildings and park setting. The estimated construction cost for this project is $7,000,000.

The next meeting on September 19 will be held in the Crystal Cove Conference Room, Bay 2D, at City Hall. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. and continues throughout the day of interviews with the firms.

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