Arlanza Library

Riverside, CA

City of Riverside
10,000 sq. ft.

The Arlanza Library is built on the site of what was once part of Camp Anza, which housed several hundred thousand soldiers during World War II. SVA wanted to draw from that spirit of service and deliver an essential community need that could provide a modern and comfortable place to access information and technological resources. At the core of this 10,000 sq. ft. library is a public computer center of 80 stations that provides software and internet access to the city’s residents. Surrounding this central hub is space for the library’s educational support and homework literacy assistance services, as well as an extensive collection of books for children and young adults. The building’s form facilitates access to essential technology and support services, with the high-ceiling and windows along the north façade providing indirect, glare-free lighting.