North University City Branch Library

Project Type
City of San Diego
San Diego, CA

Working for over a year with a Community Focus Group, Platt/Whitelaw Architects designed a 15,000 sf branch library for the North University City area. PWA designed the facility with sustainable design goals of energy efficiency, through the use of natural daylighting; materials and finishes for durability; low maintenance and minimal environmental impact; and the integration of thermal mass and nighttime cooling. The project was subsequently completed by others via the Design/Build project delivery system from the bridging documents created by Platt/Whitelaw. It received LEED Silver certification from the USGBC.