South San Francisco Main Library Interior Renovation
840 West Orange Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080
Group 4 worked with South San Francisco Library staff to create a new library within the shell of the existing 1966 main library building. Group 4’s design supports an updated operational model and more efficient work flow for staff, as well as improved customer access to materials and services.
Group 4 designed an arching library “marketplace” that connects the building's two existing public entrances and displays new books, high circulation material, holds, and displays and exhibits. To maximize the limited budget, much of the existing furniture was refinished and combined with selected new furniture. Carpeting and wall finishes completed the transformation which has been hailed as “a diamond for a dime.”
The renovated library re-opened to the public in April 2010.