San Luis Obispo Library

Glass Wall Entry Atrium

San Luis Obispo Library

Type
Civic

Location
San Luis Obispo, California

Project Team
Contractor- J.G Contracting
Electrical Engineer- Power and Communications Engineering

Description
This 31,600 square foot, 3-story library renovation features a dramatic entry atrium, an enlarged and brilliantly colored children’s area, artistic way-finding signage, and 1,800 square feet of interior space repurposed for public use. 

San Luis Obispo Library won the Mayor's Award at the 29th Annual Beautification Awards! It is such an honor to have been a part of this wonderful project.


Front Desk
Adults Section
Children’s Reading Area
Artistic Wrap Around Mural
Children’s Reading Nook
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Upstairs Seating Area

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First Floor


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Second Floor


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Third Floor


 

Los Osos Library

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Los Osos Library

Type
Civic

Location
Los Osos, California

Project Team
San Luis Obispo County- Central Services
San Luis Obispo County- Library
San Luis Obispo County- Planning and Building
San Luis Obispo County- Public Works Department

Description
Reiss Design Studio completed a feasibility study for a new library in Los Osos. A variety of options were evaluated including: a remodel and expansion to the existing library, new construction on a new lot, and a tenant improvement to an existing building. The rendering above represents a tenant improvement option that utilizes a vacant office complex located in a high traffic area of town. New materials and a new vaulted entry transform the existing office complex into a modern library. Several new courtyards were created by taking advantage of the existing building footprint.


 

Morro Bay Library

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Morro Bay Library

Type
Civic

Location
Morro Bay, California

Project Team
Contractor- T. Simons Co., Inc.
Electrical Engineer- Grey Electrical Consulting + Engineering, LLC
Mechanical Engineer- Brummel Mechanical Engineering, LLP
Structural Engineer- Lampman & Associates

Description
This 6,760 square foot, single story library remodel features a unification of the existing library spaces. Beautiful feature walls are a nod to Morro Bay’s coastal heritage. Improved circulation and space allocation help to serve the needs of the library’s staff and patrons.


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I have always loved libraries and Morro Bay’s beauty. Now you have a place for lovers of books to meet beautiful architecture and excellent resources for learning & pleasure. THANK YOU!!
— Library Patron
Children’s Reading Area

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floor plan