Located in San Diego, Delawie Architects is a modern architecture company that believes in developing positive workplace culture and a welcoming and supportive environment. One of their most recognized contemporary architecture projects is the Imperial Beach Library in Imperial Beach, CA: get impressed by this project that was developed in association with Jeff Katz Architects, Domus architecture and TB Penick.
The interior architecture team designed the interior of the new, 14,830 square-foot Imperial Beach Library that serves a diverse population of 27,000 residents living in the small beach-oriented community often referred to as the “Most Southwesterly City in the U.S.A.” due to its proximity to Tijuana, Mexico. This space with a unique design stands adjacent to the Imperial Beach Senior Center, Mar Vista Community Center, and Veteran’s Park.
The Imperial Beach Library has a dominant space to connect with people and with state-of-the-art multimedia and technology. Full of natural light, this place is functional: inside this library there are a fun and inquisitive Children’s Area with built-in reading nooks and interactive, social play areas, a Teen Room with dedicated study areas for controlled and introspective study, a large community room for events and meetings, wireless internet, a computer lab, and automated book check-in and check-out.
Designed by Delawie Architects, inside this space there are also equipped armchairs with built-in charging stations and materiality that matches the specific study space.
The library’s modern interior design includes natural motifs into the scheme and custom wayfinding devices that allow patrons to naturally flow through the series of spaces defined through the use of colorful wood-like tiles and integral colored stucco. Besides this, there is a custom carpet with a unique design that simulates a bird’s eye view of the native beachscape as it transitions from brown hues of sand, white hues of wave break, and deep blue hues of the depths beyond.
This architectural building with a contemporary design is a touchstone of sustainable design projects and practices, certified by the USGBC at the LEED Gold Level and designed as a Zero Net Energy building. In this place designed by this architecture team, the array of rooftop solar panels, an 88kW photovoltaic system, assists in generating renewable energy equal to the building’s power consumption.