Jefferson Library

Los Angeles, CA Jefferson

  • Client : City of Los Angeles
  • Cost : $2.4M
  • Size : 9,600 SF
  • Completion Date : 2002
  • Project Type(s) : Libraries and Fire Stations

BEYOND THE STATS

  • The Jefferson Library expansion adds 6,000 SF to the original historic Spanish-style library built in 1921, and includes a community meeting hall, homework room, children’s story room, expanded reading rooms, new stacks, and staff support areas.
  • The pre-design process included community workshops at the library where recommendations were made to the design team. The resulting design follows the direction set at the workshops and preserves the building’s character-defining features.
  • The new entry and circulation spine run along the east side of the existing library, exposing portions of the original masonry walls. The existing patio is restored, bringing light into the library and providing a secure outside reading room.
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