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Poway City Library

With continued growth and demand, the City of Poway elected to move their library and sheriff station from storefront facilities to a new community service center to accommodate significant expansion of safety personnel in the growing Poway Community. Ferguson Pape Baldwin Architects created a high visibility civic center in an area designated for redevelopment with a flexible learning environment that responds to evolving information technology and print and electronic media. FPBA visually linked the style and architecture of Sheriff Station with the Library, the community wanted the sheriff station and library to be designed using regional architecture. As a result, a full service contemporary facility with a state-of-the-art sheriff station and a full service library. Community use of the library has increased tenfold.


Poway, CA

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Team Members

Philip Pape


1999 Honor Award from American Public Works Association (APWA)