San Francisco, California
6,000 sf renovation / 1,000 sf addition
San Francisco Public Library’s Branch Library Improvement Program includes the Parkside branch’s renovation and addition. Hacker and Karin Payson Architecture + Design have taken great care to preserve and restore the architectural beauty and character of the existing library. The design of the addition complements this fine example of midcentury architecture, while adding space for ADA restrooms, improved staff areas and a discrete teen area.
The existing building was brought up to current ADA, seismic and other codes, and the interiors returned to the original design intent. In addition, the project adds landscape improvements and opens up views into the courtyard from a new teen area. New plantings and outside seating in the courtyard provides an area for programs.