HMC Architects

Architecture, Planning, Interior Design

View of Exterior from Street; Photography by Ryan Beck

Bringing Life Back to the Library
/ / County of Riverside Woodcrest Library > Riverside, CA

Honoring the history of the region, this award-winning library provides a modern interpretation of Craftsman style architecture and demonstrates environmental stewardship.

LEED Certified

The 10,000-SF library includes a children’s library, tutoring and meeting rooms, patio, covered walkways, and an extensive water-wise demonstration garden.

Exposed wood structure, Mission-detailing, and stone elements are borrowed from the Craftsman style, as is the melding of the built environment with the surrounding landscape. Native boulders are clustered to create seating areas for instruction about water conservation and the appreciation of natural resources. An outdoor reading porch accessible from the entry connects to the water-wise demonstration garden, and the terraced site includes a garden of drought-tolerant plant material and expansive shade trees.

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Developed by Keolo Keagy for HMC