Ingleside Branch Library
1298 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112
The Ingleside Branch Library is a new community jewel along Ocean Avenue in San Francisco. Designed by Group 4 in association with Fougeron Architecture, the 6,100 square foot branch features a main reading room, a children’s reading room, a community room, staff support space, and an outdoor garden — all on a small corner site in the heart of an urban commercial center and surrounding residential neighborhood.
San Francisco Chronicle architecture critic John King praised the new library: “...with its egg-shaped children’s room, mahogany-framed study nooks and a roof that hovers eight feet above the entrance, the Ingleside Library sends an ambitious message that public buildings can strive to be civic landmarks, sources of neighborhood pride as well as books and DVDs.”
Check out time-lapse video of the construction of the Ingleside Library by foolish tree films.
Citation - American Institute of Architects San Mateo County
Special Citation - American School & University Magazine
Kirby Ward Fitzpatrick Prize - Architectural Foundation of San Francisco
Photos by Joe Fletcher