Nestled in San Francisco’s Cow Hollow neighborhood, the award-winning, LEED Gold renovation of this c. 1917 branch library -- the only Carnegie basilica structure in San Francisco -- sensitively marries the technological, functional, and environmental resources of a 21st century library with the restored beauty of an historic landmark. Seismic strengthening, access improvements, energy and technology upgrades, and enhancements to adult, teen and children reading areas, a multipurpose room, and support facilities, are in keeping with the historic integrity of the building’s original grandeur. A small, contemporary expansion at the rear of the building accommodates a new elevator and provides an accessible secondary entrance to the library.
Joint venture architects: TEF with Paulett Taggart Architects.
2012 AIA California Council Honor Award for Architecture
2012 California Preservation Foundation Honor Award for Rehabilitation
2012 AIASF Honor Award for Historic Preservation