Henry Madden Library

Henry Madden Library at Fresno State University
Fresno, CA

Architect: AC Martin Partners, Los Angeles, CA
Precast Contractor: Clark Pacific – West Sacramento, West Sacramento, CA
Awards: 2009 PCI Award – Best School Honorable Mention

This California State University library sought to embrace the design language of aboriginal central valley people though its synthesis of glass, metal and precast concrete. The patchwork nature of the exterior precast concrete panels creates visual intrigue and conceals the breaks between the panels, evoking the notion that the entire wall is a single unique tapestry.