Noll & Tam Architects

Noll & Tam Architects

Berkeley, CA


Los Altos Community Center

Noll & Tam is working closely with the City of Los Altos’ Project Task Force to design a new community center which integrates with the surrounding public facilities and meets the current and future needs of the multi-generational community. The 24,500-square-foot building includes a café, arts and crafts room, movement room, community room, senior room, teen room, kinder prep room, and offices, conference rooms, and a kitchen for staff. The design maximizes the available outdoor spaces with pedestrian pathways, multiple patios, a central courtyard, a bocce ball court, a basketball court, and a new nature play area. Focuses on traditional forms and contemporary finishes, the design incorporates materials such as natural wood and stone, which evoke the California landscape. By offering highly flexible spaces designed with durable materials, the new building will serve the community’s needs for many years to come.

Noll & Tam project team:
Janet Tam, FAIA, Principal
Jason Barish, Senior Associate
Trina Goodwin, Job Captain
James Gwise, Project Manager
Dora Pollak, Designer

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Status: Under Construction
Location: Los Altos, CA, US
Firm Role: Architect and Interior Designer
Additional Credits: Consultant team:
Architecture and Interior Design: Noll & Tam Architects
Structural Engineer: Daedalus
Plumbing Engineer: Integral Group, Inc.
Electrical Engineer: O’Mahony and Myer, Inc.
Lighting Designer: O’Mahony and Myer, Inc.
Civil Engineer: BFK Engineers
Landscape Architect: MIG, Inc.
Acoustics/AV/Security: Smith, Fause and McDonald, Inc.
Cost Estimating: Oppenheim Lewis, Inc.
Signage: Square Peg Design​