AKA: San Diego Public Library, Mission Hills Branch #2

Structure Type: built works - social and civic buildings - libraries

Designers: Mosher, Drew, Watson and Ferguson (MDWF), Architects (firm); Roy Morse Drew (architect); William F. Ferguson (architect); Lawrence A. Hoeksema (architect); Donald W. Leonard (architect); John Robert Mosher (architect); Felipe Ricketts ; William Joseph Watson (architect)

Dates: constructed 2006-2007

total floor area: 15,000 sq. ft.

San Diego, CA

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Larry Hoeksema, AIA, President of Architects MDWF, Don Leonard, AIA, Principal, and Felipe Ricketts, AIA, LEED, Senior Architect, all worked on the San Diego Public Library, Mission Hills Branch #2. This new library more than tripled the size of the previous branch, from 3,850 square feet to 15,000. The site, on the southwest corner of Washington Street and Front Street, was purchased by the city, 09/2003. The library held community design workshops during Fall 2004. The City Council of San Diego authorized funding for the project 07/25/2005. Mosher, Drew, Watson and Ferguson, Architects, were retained in the summer of 2005. This $10 million facility was to be completed late 2007 or early 2008 and stood on the site of the former International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Offices.

PCAD id: 7163