San Diego County Library, Fallbrook Branch
Green Facilities: The Fallbrook Branch’s energy performance exceeds baseline standards by 21% because of the building materials chosen. A 3,500-square-foot green roof,believed to be the largest in Southern California, reduces heating and cooling costs while creating an appealing view for passersby. A 500-square-foot Poet’s Patio offers outdoor seating for patrons as well as overflow entertainment space when the library hosts events.
Architect: Manuel Oncina Architects
Size: 19,151 sq. ft.
Cost: $10.6 million
Photo: Domin Photography