La Selva Beach Library – Special Commendation

The La Selva Beach Library is an exemplary example of a critical community building typology, the small branch library. This type of library has a long history in America, dating back to the single room Carnegie libraries built at in the late 1800s, and still found throughout the country. While large urban branches serve an important purpose, the mission of public libraries would be incomplete without thriving neighborhood branches like the La Selva Beach Library.

“A solid sustainable transformation effort to renovate rather than replace – this project revealed the potential that was there in an incredible way.”

– 2022 Design Awards Jury

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