Location:  Playa Vista, California

Client:  City of Los Angeles

A new 10,500 square foot branch library in the Playa Vista community, located on the west side of Los Angeles. The library was part of the first phase of development, which also includes a Visitor’s Center, nearby residential areas and an adjacent Community Center. The building program includes a 1,000 square foot community meeting room, specially designed areas for children’s storytelling and teen gathering and a central Reading Room two and a half stories high surrounded by books and natural light. Landscape elements help define a pedestrian entry court and gardens are designed for views from within the library. The site provides parking for 21 cars.