West Hollywood Library & Municipal Garage - West Hollywood, CA
Named one of the top works of public architecture to open in Southern California in the last decade by Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic Christopher Hawthorne, the new West Hollywood Library is the largest capital investment and most significant civic building in the 25-year history of the City of West Hollywood. The new library and expansion of the West Hollywood Park is part of the first phase of implementation of the West Hollywood Park Master Plan, completed by our firm in 2004. Certified LEED Gold, the three-story, 48,000 SF facility includes reading lounges; integrated computer and technology areas; group study rooms; shelving for over 150,000 volumes; special collections including an LGBT area and HIV/AIDS information center; the Wells Fargo Career Development Center, a children's library and theater; a teen area; a community meeting room; city council chambers, also used as a venue for community events and performances; a cafe, a bookstore; and the city's public access cable television broadcast station. The project also includes two parking garages: a 90-car subterranean structure for library patrons and a 330-car, five-level parking garage.
Westside Urban Forum Design Award, 2012