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  5. Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
  6. 2014
  7. North Beach Branch Library / LMS Architects

North Beach Branch Library / LMS Architects

  • 01:00 - 28 December, 2014
North Beach Branch Library / LMS Architects
North Beach Branch Library / LMS Architects, Courtesy of LMS Architects
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  • Landscape Architect

    The Office of Cheryl Barton
  • Structural Engineer

    Structus
  • MEP Engineer

    Ajmani & Pamidi Inc.
  • Civil Engineer

    Telamon Engineering
  • Interiors

    Marie Fisher Interior Design
  • Acoustical Consultant

    Charles M Salter Associates Inc
  • Lighting Design

    Architectural Lighting Design
  • Environmental

    ESA
  • Cost Estimator

    Davis Langdon
  • Client

    San Francisco Public Library
  • Construction Cost

    $7,100,000 (including site work)
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Courtesy of LMS Architects
Courtesy of LMS Architects

Text description provided by the architects. Located at the crossroads of North Beach with spectacular city views, the new branch library provides valuable community services to the diverse urban neighborhood and is the 24th and last project of the fourteen year citywide library renewal program.

Courtesy of LMS Architects
Courtesy of LMS Architects

As part of the re-envisioned Joe DiMaggio Playground, the library is a pavilion in the park and creates a civic lantern for the community. Built on a former triangle parking lot, the two story building with double height reading rooms has mid-block entries that connect to both Columbus Avenue and the expanded park at the new Mason Plaza.

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Generous glazing at the three corners of the building create a series of urban lanterns, while smaller scale openings connect to the park and Columbus Avenue. Responding to its spectacular site, the library orients and frames views to the neighborhood landmarks and iconic vistas. In keeping with the City of San Francisco’s commitment to a sustainable future, the North Beach Branch Library integrates sustainable design strategies and is on target for LEED Gold certification.

Courtesy of LMS Architects
Courtesy of LMS Architects
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "North Beach Branch Library / LMS Architects" 28 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/580711/north-beach-branch-library-lms-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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