Palisades Library

Los Angeles, CA Pacific Palisades

  • Client : CIty of Los Angeles
  • Cost : $3.9M
  • Size : 13,000 SF
  • Completion Date : 2003
  • Project Type(s) : Libraries and Fire Stations


  • The design of the Palisades Library, set in a park and surrounded by large existing trees, was derived from numerous community meetings and was enthusiastically embraced for its rustic yet contemporary feeling and for its varied use of contrasting materials.
  • The K-shaped plan provides an organizational structure for the different program elements. With a circulation desk at its center, the reading rooms for adults, young adults and children pinwheel into three wings. A fourth wing contains a multi-purpose room and kitchen.
  • Multiple patios for outside reading and public gatherings complete the integration with the surrounding park landscape.
NEIGHBORHOOD FAVORITE : Palisades Park and Recreation Center

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