Twelve Bridges Public Library

Lincoln, CA

Designed as a joint venture between the City of Lincoln, the Sierra Community College District, and the Western Placer Unified School District, the Twelve Bridges Public Library was originally designed to function as a learning resource center for Twelve Bridges High School and the future adjacent development of the Sierra College campus. The facility serves as the main library for the City of Lincoln and includes areas for adults, young adults, children and periodicals, as well as a computer lab, a homework center, media and reference areas, group study areas, and a community room.

Quick Facts

  • Size: 39,000 SF
  • Architect: NTD Architecture
  • Utilized 36-inch-deep tapered girders to span the 60 foot wide main clerestory
  • Because it was originally designed to be a part of multiple school districts, the facility was reviewed and approved by the Division of the State Architect
  • Construction Cost: $11,200,000
  • Contractor: Brown Construction
  • Elaborate curved HSS framing was used to support the cantilevered soffits throughout the library


  • 2008 CCFC Professional Design Awards Program -¬†Award of Honor (Specialized Facility)¬†

Photo credit: Steve Whittaker Photography