Redbud Learning Center

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Client: Alamo Community College District
Completion Date: August 2008
General Contractor: Bartlett Cocke
Project Size: 41,000 SF
Structural Engineer: Jaster Quintanilla
MEP Engineer: Goetting Associates
Civil Engineer: CDS Meury Services
Landscape Architect: SWA/Bender Wells Clark Design
Building Code/Life Safety: PDI, Inc
Cost Estimating: Project Cost Resources
Recognition / Awards / Publication: Texas Architect January/February 2011

The College Library is the anchor building for the west end of the campus master plan and the heart of the campus. The library contains large expanses of glass on three sides, providing three different experiences for library users.  A café fronts the newly created lake, Lago Vista. The main reading room is a double height space with computer stations, group study rooms, quiet study carrels, and a variety of casual seating. Overlooking the space is a mezzanine that includes a computer lab and additional study areas. The administration area includes offices, a large conference room, a break room, a work room, and a technical services room. The top floor of this building is given over to classrooms.