Quartz Hill, CA
County of Los Angeles
12,500 sq. ft. | 1.7 acre parcel
This LEED Gold certified library takes inspiration from the warm desert environment in which it sits, promoting a campus-like environment at the intersection of community education and sustainability. The Quartz Hill Library is a linear, one-story facility anchored by a metal canopy structure that runs north to south along the eastern façade. The simple organization of the design creates a harmonious balance between the central public gathering spaces (main lobby, customer service desk, community meeting room, and quiet study spaces). Eco-friendly features such as bioswales, drought-tolerant landscaping, maximized controlled daylighting, and controlled interior lighting ensure that this facility will be sustainable throughout the years. Redeveloped with Griffin Property Management and Swinerton Builders, the Quartz Hill Library is the first P3 (public-private partnership) library project for the County of Los Angeles.