San Francisco Public Library, Visitacion Valley Branch
Building for Accessibility: Prior to this construction project, the Visitacion Valley Branch had been in leased or temporary spaces for 75 years. The library is seismically safe and ADA accessible, while incorporating public computers, wireless, self-checkout, and a flexible design to accommodate future technologies. Benches and tiled patios surround the building to offer a welcoming space for the neighborhood.
Architect: San Francisco Department of Public Works Bureau of Architecture
Cost: $13.4 million
Size: 9,945 sq. ft.
Photo: Michael Kromat