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Journal Features Malibu Library in Best of 2012 Architecture

Posted by Rochelle Veturis Coles on Fri, Dec 28, 2012

We first covered the Malibu Library back in April—Earth Day 2012 to be exact—for its star-studded grand opening in the beachside community of Malibu, Calif.

Recently, the library scored a feature in the Library Journal’s Year in Architecture list, a comprehensive compilation of public library building projects and academic libraries.

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Topics: Malibu Library, Public Library Building, Sustainable Design, Rick D’Amato, Library Design, Civic Architecture, Building Reuse

Malibu Library Design Gets A-list Acclaim

Posted by Rick D'Amato on Tue, May 01, 2012

It’s not every day A-list celebs attend the grand openings of our libraries. Recently, in Malibu, hundreds came out—including Mayor Laura Zahn Rosenthal, Pierce Brosnan and his wife Keely, and Dick Van Dyke—to celebrate the opening of a very special library remodel. A dynamic metamorphosis of what was once a dark, dated, and inefficient space into what is now a light, bright, and sustainable environment that reflects the history and unique nature of this beachfront community.

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Topics: Library Spaces, Malibu Library, Sustainable Design, Green Building, Rick D’Amato, Library Design, Civic Architecture, Library Renovation, Building Reuse

Library Design Secrets: Part 3

Posted by Rochelle Veturis Coles on Tue, Oct 04, 2011

With the recent completion of the Fullerton Library Renovation, we thought it was the perfect time to finish our multi-part series on architectural design for libraries. Senior Design Principal Rick D’Amato is back to share more helpful insights about the library design process, and the components involved with making it a successful community space. With more than 17 libraries under his belt, D’Amato is a wealth of information and we’re excited to bring you more of his expertise.

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Topics: Smart Design Strategies, Fullerton Library, Sustainable Design, Rick D’Amato, Library Design, Civic Architecture, Library Renovation, Building Reuse

The Re-Birth of the Santa Fe Springs Library

Posted by Rochelle Veturis Coles on Mon, Aug 09, 2010

By Guest Blogger Jim Wirick, AIA, LEED AP

In 1961, Santa Fe Springs was on the rural outskirts of Los Angeles. It was a land of oil wells, citrus groves, and dreams. In a stroke of wonder, the City was able to attract a Los Angeles architect to the town to design a civic center that would stand the test of time.

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Topics: Rick D’Amato, Chris Lentz, Library Design, Santa Fe Springs Library, Civic Architecture, Jim Wirick, Today’s Learning Environment, Jessie Craven, Wendy Crenshaw, Mario Hernandez, Rene Cruz, Angela Chiang, Craig Shulman, Jill Kramer, Gus Puertas, Library Renovation, Building Reuse

Library Design Secrets: Part 2

Posted by Rochelle Veturis Coles on Tue, Jul 20, 2010

Welcome to Part 2 of our multi-part series about modern library design" target="_blank">modern library design. Senior Design Principal Rick D’Amato is back to share more helpful ideas and insights about the library design process, and the components involved with making it a successful community space. With more than 15 libraries under his belt, D’Amato is a wealth of information and we’re grateful to feature his expertise.

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Topics: Library Spaces, Modern Library Design, Displaced Air Systems, Sustainable Design, Rick D’Amato, Library Design, Civic Architecture, Sustainable Landscapes

Library Design Secrets: Part 1

Posted by Rochelle Veturis Coles on Mon, May 10, 2010

Why do people love libraries? Cindy Wang loves them for the free knowledge. While Lindsey O'Connor tweets, "they comfort me with sweet childhood memories of hours lost in other worlds, books as friends." To uncover how a library's design can support and enhance these user experiences, we've asked Senior Design Principal Rick D'Amato to share all in a multi-part series. With more than 15 libraries under his belt, he's a wealth of information and design expertise.
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Topics: Rick D’Amato, Library Design, Civic Architecture, Community Spaces, Library Planning, Integration of Community Workshops

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