Santa Monica Main Public Library

Santa Monica Main Public Library

The Main Library for the City of Santa Monica is a classic design-build project. The 104,000-square-foot library features a café and courtyard, computer labs, auditorium space, and a 560-car subterranean parking structure. The project obtained a LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Sustainable design highlights include a 200,000-gallon cistern, natural daylighting, underfloor air distribution system and operable windows. Sustainable construction highlights include a construction waste management program, locally harvested and manufactured materials, and high recycled content materials.


Project Size:

358,169 gsf


City of Santa Monica


Moore Ruble Yudell

LEED Rating:



  • American Public Works Association (Southern California Chapter) – Project of the Year Award, Facilities & Building
  • California Construction – Best Civic Project
  • Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Awards – Award Winner
  • Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards – Sustainability Award
  • National Electrical Contractors Association (Los Angeles Chapter) – Award for Electrical Excellence
  • Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute – Best Public & Institutional Building
  • Southern California Development Forum – Honorable Mention

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