Santa Monica Main Public Library

Santa Monica Main Public Library

This 104,000 sf Main Library for the City of Santa Monica is a classic design-build project. The library features a café and courtyard, offices, 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

Design Architect:

Moore Ruble Yudell

LEED Rating:



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

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