Women in Architecture Tour: Pico Branch Library
June 21, 6:30PM
Santa Monica


The Women In Architecture Committee is thrilled to host its first building tour at Pico Branch Library in Santa Monica, designed by KoningEizenberg.

Conceived as a community living room, the Pico Branch Library engages its park setting to encourage use of an educational resource in a diverse neighborhood. The project was developed with the community in a series of public design workshops.

The library’s siting preserves existing green space while repurposing underutilized space to activate the park’s event plaza. On Saturdays the front door opens to the edge of the local Farmers Market, creating a resonance around which librarians have developed programs about food and health. The building jumps a fire lane to the west to find space for a community room and amphitheater, further engaging existing buildings that offer programs for teens, children, job seekers and seniors. Over the last six months 100,000 materials have been checked out, 84,000 library users have visited, and 1,200 new borrowers were welcomed.

The tour will occur on Tuesday, June 21st at 6:30pm, followed by Q&A in the Community Room, which will conclude the evening at 8pm. Attendees are encouraged to arrive at 6:15 in front of the Library at Virginia Avenue Park in Santa Monica. Capacity is limited to 60 people, so please RSVP below.

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