Robert R. Coffee Architect + Associates

Rancho Bernardo Library

This two-story library is the result of a collaborative process between the architect and the Rancho Bernardo Library Association and Design Review Committee to adapt a generic City of San Diego library program to the specific needs of this community, specifically the young adults and elderly/retired patrons. The structural frame of the building was inspired by the wood trellises found in the local vineyards. Offering spectacular views to the surrounding hills, the 25,000 sq. ft. library features a dramatic two-story high reading room with clerestory lighting, reading porch with fireplace, children's story-time nook, enclosed young adult study rooms, and a multi-media center.

Location: Rancho Bernardo, CA.

Robert Coffee as Design Principal with LPA Architects


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