San Diego Central Library

Civic | LEED

The 497,652 SF, nine-story library has a 9,141 SF children’s library, a technology center, outdoor plaza and café, a 350-seat auditorium, a three-story domed reading room, a 400-seat multi-purpose room, teen center and two levels of underground parking for 250 cars. In addition, two floors of the library totaling 76,000 SF will be used for a charter school serving up to 500 students. BWE provided construction staking and monitoring services for this project.

Land SurveyorBWE
OwnerCity of San Diego
ArchitectRob Wellington Quigley, Tucker Sadler Architects
Completion Date2014
Construction Cost$531 Million
AwardsOrchid for Architecture 2014
AIA Merit Award 2014
LEED CertificationLEED Silver Pending