City of San Jose/San Jose State University Joint Library

Published 5-22-2000

City of San Jose/San Jose State University Joint Library site preparations have begun for a 475,000-sf, eight-story structure scheduled to break ground in July 2000.Completion is anticipated by 2003.The library will be jointly owned and managed by the city and the university. Project costs are estimated at $176.3 million, with the San Jose Redevelopment Agency contributing $75.3 million, and the university contributing the remaining amount. Gunner Birkerts of Southfield, Mich.; Carrier Johnson of Irvine, Calif.; and Anderson-Brule Architects of San Jose comprise the architectural team. The building contractor has yet to be chosen.