The new Ramona Branch Library is a single story, 21,000 SF building designed to provide the community with greater access to library resources. Very much a “Library of the Future”, the state-of-the-art building incorporates flexible space, photovoltaic solar panels, clock tower, and community meeting room. It was designed to appeal to patrons of all ages including a circular children’s area, quiet living room and study areas, dynamic teen space, staff offices and support areas, computer work stations and a 1,000 SF Friends of the Library bookstore. Because it is a community centerpiece and is funded by taxpayers and donors, the project adheres to low impact development and sustainable design principles meeting the criteria for a LEED gold designation; it showcases the benefits of a fully integrated architectural, engineering, construction and landscape design process using a Design-Build project delivery method and is an energy efficient building to reduce long-term operating costs.
- County of San Diego – Ramona Branch Library
OwnerCounty of San Diego
ArchitectFerguson Pape Baldwin Architects
Awards2012 Library of the Year Award by Library Journal for San Diego County Library 2012 Design Award of Honor by California Council Society of American Registered Architects (SARA)
ExpertiseCivic & Cultural