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    Taylor Ranch Library Community Room
    alignment, proportion,
    materiality, composition.

The Taylor Ranch Library was one of the last projects designed by Harvey Hoshour, a well-known architect who practiced in Albuquerque and contributed greatly to the body of local modernist architecture until his death in 1988.

This design references the massing of the original building, and draws on the proportions of the inset glass walls. Subtle shifts of the exterior rectilinear planes and carefully placed stucco accents create visual depth, and interaction with the surrounding site. The community room serves library patrons well by providing a comfortable, durable, and functional space that seamlessly connects with the existing library facility.  

The addition honors the character defining features of the 1988 Harvey Hoshour building. The Community Room creates a beautiful “container” to carry out the programmatic function of community engagement within the library. Alignment, proportion, materiality, and composition all humbly put ego aside while following the rule of “less is more”. .

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