Lincoln Public Library, Twelve Bridges Learning Center

Lincoln, California

  • FIRM

    NTDSTICHLER Architecture


    City of Lincoln, Sierra Community College District, Western Placer Unified School District

  • AREA

    39,311 sq.ft.





The Sierra Community College/Lincoln High School Learning Center is a joint- venture project among Sierra Community College, the Western Placer Unified School District and the city of Lincoln. The 39,311-square-foot facility includes designated areas for adults, young adults, children and periodicals, as well as a computer lab, a homework center, media and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$283.27FEATURED IN2008 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYLibraries/Media CentersSUB CATEGORYSpecialized areas, group-study areas and a community room.

The interior design features a mixture of cherry woods; warm, neutral tones; and gray accented by rust and ultramarine. The main entry is a rotunda design with a custom kiosk that can serve as a directory or a display. An abundance of natural light spills down into the high-volume main library through clerestory windows above.

When entering the children’s library, visitors first pass through a stylized upside-down book/arch that displays storybook murals. A twisted pathway defined in the carpeting leads down a winding path through the book stacks and to the main storytelling area. This twisted pathway is mimicked in the ceiling with LED and cove lighting.