Griffin Structures partnered with Swinerton Builders to deliver a turn-key library for the County of Los Angeles through a Public Private Partnership (“P3”). The Griffin|Swinerton comprehensive delivery model, in association with SVA Architects, to replace the County’s branch library in the unincorporated Antelope Valley community of Quartz Hill, was structured around a lease with an option to purchase the project during the lease term.
The Griffin|Swinerton team was tasked with identifying and acquiring the site; obtaining entitlements; delivering a buildable site; developing project design; managing the project; constructing the building; outfitting the facility with County-specified furniture, fixtures and equipment; and financing the comprehensive project.
The $12 million project is set on a 1.7-acre site in a campus-like environment with public gathering spaces and outdoor learning courtyards. The 12,514-square-foot library includes adult, teen, and children’s reading areas, an early childhood/family area, a homework center, group study rooms, a community meeting room, express-service checkout machines, information services pods, public access computers, WiFi, a laptop vending machine, staff areas, and public restrooms. The library was fully equipped and move-in ready upon completion. The building received LEED® Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council. The project has many sustainable features such as rooftop photovoltaic panels, bio swales, drought-tolerant landscaping, maximized controlled daylighting, and controlled interior lighting.