Weho City Library Wins Design Award

The West Hollywood Library makes the 2012 best-of list in "Interior Design" magazine.

Interior Design magazine has honored the West Hollywood Library and Municipal Garage with a 2012 “Best of Year” award in the Institutional Project/Library category.

The project’s architectural firm Johnson Favaro and interior designer Carol Cambianica were also recognized with the award. 

Winners of the Interior Design "Best of Year" awards were chosen by the magazine’s editor-in-chief Cindy Allen, along with a jury of design leaders. Projects completed between September 2011 and August 2012 were eligible.

A LEED Gold-certified building spanning 32,000 square feet, the West Hollywood Library opened Oct. 1, 2011.

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Ali December 21, 2012 at 11:27 PM
I just don't understand the fuss over that building. It is quite ordinary if you ask me. In fact, I had a visitor who had heard of the new library and all the awards and when he saw it, was underwhelmed. He thought it was the parking garage and asked where the library was.
scott ferguson December 22, 2012 at 02:00 AM
Except for a small minority who has nothing but knee-jerk negativity for all that is positive about our city, most people here are proud of our library and happy we are a progressive, successful city that can still build such things.
joninla December 22, 2012 at 07:32 AM
"Best of the Year" in the " Institutional Project/Library category" makes the list of potential architectural 'winners' pretty short. Of course it is new, nice & modern, but with the budget spent the overall outcome could have been so much more and better for the city. Nice ... too bad they were limited by the tiny $64 Million Dollars allotted (sarcasm)
Profes Shivers December 23, 2012 at 07:56 PM
I totally agree--WAY overpriced for what we got. Hell, there's not even any common sense used to let drivers know which garage to park in (left or right entrance) since the words are way over on the right where pedestrians walk, NOT where drivers look. And then there are the automatic doors that don't work correctly for the meeting rooms, the movies that NEVER play without a hitch in either the community or council rooms, and the terrible sound in this "state-of-the-art" facility. AND WHO'S ON THE HOOK TO PAY FOR CORRECTING THESE MISTAKES? Please do tell.
joninla December 23, 2012 at 08:57 PM
@ Profes Shivers Thank you for a real opinion about the disaster that is Harold as such a 'modern marvel' for WeHo. To add to you list of serious and very real design mistakes which the Designer should be sued for (yet gets yet another award without anyone from weho city council requiring accountability) is the dangerous outside staircase, the failure to comprehend the problems of tying to grow grass over an underground parking garage, a streetside BLIGHT and idiotic ideas of putting the cafe at street level instead of on the sunny park level where there are people who are hungry and thirsty and WORST ALL... . THERE IS NO BARRIER/FENCE ALONG SAN VICENTE FOR THE ENTIRE PARK WHERE CHILDREN PLAY WITH ALL SORTS OF TOYS/BALLS WHICH COULD (AND WILL SOMEDAY) GO INTO THE BUSY SAN VICENTE AND A SMALL CHILD RUNNING INTO THE STREET TO FETCH IT BACK IS KILLED OR SERIOUSLY INJURED. PARKS 101 - NEED A FENCE TO KEEP KIDS SAFE FROM RUNNING INTO THE STREET AFTER TOYS!


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