SF Ingleside Branch Library
SF Ingleside Branch Library

Ingleside Branch Library

San Francisco, CA

The new Ingleside Branch Library is a new community jewel along Ocean Avenue in San Francisco. It was designed by Group 4 in association with Fougeron Architecture, and selected by the community in a public competition.

The small corner lot along Ocean Avenue, in the heart of an urban commercial center and surrounding neighborhood, was leveraged as a prominent and accessible civic destination. The library includes light-filled design elements reflecting the community’s values of accessibility of knowledge and education for all.

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.”


  • Client: San Francisco Public Library
  • Design team: Group 4; Fougeron Architecture
  • Scope: New branch library
  • Status: Complete
  • Photography:  Joe Fletcher


  • Kirby Ward Fitzpatrick Prize, San Francisco Architectural Foundation
  • Special Citation, American School & University Magazine
  • Citation, AIA San Mateo County
  • First Prize and Commission for a New Branch Library
  • Honorable Mention, Italy Design Competition