Yountville, CA

After years of planning, the completed Yountville Town Center weaves new and existing buildings and outdoor rooms into a place designed to enrich community life right on main street in the middle of town. The new Community Center building, housing a branch library, program spaces, and a large multi-use room, opens onto a new Town Square framed on either side by the existing Community Hall and Post Office. Building exteriors blend with the rural character, while inside the spaces are light and airy. The large multi-use room is a pleasant surprise, day-lit by a ridge skylight and supported by unique wood and cable trusses. Through collaboration, the design integrates a range of green features - passive design, efficiency technologies, and green materials - setting the project up for LEED Platinum and energy savings of 44% over Title 24. Since opening, the Town Center has become a hub of activity. By design and location, it serves as the town’s living room and a great source of civic pride.


Our MEP Designers Notable Accomplishments:

•44% energy savings over Title 24

•53% decrease in energy use through the installation of room-mounted PV laminates

•implementation of passive strategies, including daylighting, shading, and natural ventilation

•building envelope includes low-e2 windows, exterior sunshades, and “cool” standing seam metal roofs

•natural ventilation and natural illumination provided by operable skylights and rain sensors

•40% decrease in storm water runoff

•30% decrease in water use through installation of water conserving fixtures


Type: New Construction 
Size:  20,000 sf
Architect: Siegel and Strain Architects 


601 Montgomery Street, Suite 1450
San Francisco, CA 94111


415 987 3337