Santa Monica Main Public Library

Santa Monica Main Public Library

The Main Library for the City of Santa Monica is a 104,000-square-foot structure featuring a café and courtyard, computer labs, auditorium space, and a 560-car subterranean parking structure. The project obtained a LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Sustainable design highlights include a 200,000-gallon cistern, natural daylighting, underfloor air distribution system and operable windows. Sustainable construction highlights include a construction waste management program, locally harvested and manufactured materials, and high recycled content materials.


Morley Construction Company provided concrete subcontracting services for the project, totaling 18,667 cubic yards.


Project Details:

  • 358,169 gsf
  • 18,667 cy of concrete


City of Santa Monica

General Contractor:

Morley Construction Company


Moore Ruble Yudell

LEED Rating:



  • American Public Works Association – Southern California Chapter Project of the Year Award, Facilities & Building
  • Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. – American Architecture Award
  • Southern California Development Forum – Honorable Mention
  • Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute – Best Public & Institutional Building
  • National Electrical Contractors Association/LA – Award for Electrical Excellence
  • California Construction – Best Civic

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