Mead Valley Library21580 Oakwood St.
Perris, CA 92570
Design Achievement –The Mead Valley Library provides an array of services to local families and a sense of pride for all residents. DLR Group's design creates a building that fits the scale of this unincorporated, rural residential community. The entrance to the facility is clearly identified by an arcaded canopy leading to a lobby that separates the library and the public multi-purpose room. The library embraces the outdoor amphitheater space to the north with storefront windows and high clerestory windows to bring natural light deep into the space. Along the window spaces are areas where patrons can sit and read, enjoying views into the outdoor garden space. The children and teen areas are located off the linear spine as specially designed rooms for programmed activities.
Scope of Services – The project includes the master planning and design for a new 24,000 SF, $13,000,000 facility. The library features reading rooms for children and teens, an outdoor amphitheater, a public multi-purpose meeting room, study areas, and self-checkout. Designed to LEED Gold specifications, sustainable features include landscaping using native materials to conserve water and a photovoltaic array. The building incorporates leading edge library technology, and colorful interiors invite residents of all ages to enjoy the space. DLR Group provided master planning, architecture, and interior design services.