San pablo Library

San Pablo, CA

This adaptive reuse of a former Walgreens as a library responds to the location’s high profile amid a civic center redevelopment and along the City of San Pablo’s main commercial thoroughfare. The library includes outward-facing services such as community and conference meeting rooms, a café, and dedicated spaces for group study, technology, children, teens, and quiet reading. These spaces contribute to a new San Pablo Library that triples the size of its predecessor.

This project earned LEED Silver certification through water and energy conservation strategies, indoor air quality and low-emitting materials, community and urban connectivity, daylighting, and building reuse.


  • Client: City of San Pablo
  • Status: Completed


  • APWA Northern California Structures Award – Small Cities/Rural Communities
  • LEED Silver