5th May 2015 | By Annemarie Smith

Manhattan Beach Library Grand Opening

County Supervisor Don Knabe, who was instrumental in the project's success, called the new library "spectacular."

"It's rare that a facility is more beautiful than the renderings," he said. "It really is an architectural masterpiece."


26th Apr 2013 | By Annemarie Smith

Manhattan Beach Library - Council Approval

The new Manhattan Beach library got the final city approval it needed Tuesday night for construction to begin this fall.


8th Oct 2012 | By

West Hollywood Library in LA Weekly's Best of LA 2012 (10/12)

Image The West Hollywood Library was named Best Library to Get Serious Work Done in LA Weekly's yearly Best of LA Awards.


24th Aug 2012 | By

West Hollywood Library and Park Examined in The Architect's Newspaper (8/12)

Image Michael Webb discusses the urban merits of the expanded West Hollywood Park and new Library, of which he notes, "Rarely has a new LA library displayed such erudite exuberance, despite the tight site and budget."


28th Jun 2012 | By

West Hollywood Library Featured in Interiors & Sources (6/12)

Image Robert Nieminen of Interiors & Sources details the West Hollywood Library's multi-functional role in the community and talks to Johnson Favaro about the library's connection to the past and present.


18th May 2012 | By

West Hollywood Library Better than the Kindle? Sunset Magazine thinks so. (5/12)

Image Westphoria, Sunset Magazine's blog lists three reasons to turn off the tablet and take a trip to the new library.


14th May 2012 | By

West Hollywood Library Featured in San Mateo Daily Journal (5/12)

Image Susan Cohn tours the art-infused West Hollywood Library and talks to Johnson Favaro about the inspiration and intent behind the building's design.


15th Mar 2012 | By

American Libraries Magazine Features West Hollywood Library in 2012 Library Design Showcase (3/12)

Image Presented by the American Libraries Association, the Library Design Showcase celebrates the best in new and renovated libraries in North America. Featured in the "Shape of Things" architectural category, the West Hollywood Library was singled out for its bamboo-coffered ceiling on the third level, the Michelangelo Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana-inspired children's theater, and the West Hollywood Room and Archive.


21st Feb 2012 | By

West Hollywood Library Featured in Interior Design (2/12)

Image Edie Cohen of Interior Design takes a closer look at the West Hollywood Library, described as a "hive of activity and bold design moves" and "unquestionably rooted in the present."


1st Feb 2012 | By

Sunset Magazine Names West Hollywood Library to 2012 Hot List (1/12)

Image Included in Sunset Magazine's list highlighting exciting developments, openings and top trends, the West Hollywood Library is described as blowing "the dust off musty stereotypes of the stacks."