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Fallbrook Library

Located in the Fallbrook Town Center, nestled against the slope on Mission Road, this LEED Silver library provides an inviting facade to approaching pedestrians, engaging them in a green roof garden set in a farm aesthetic. Offering a multitude of cultural and educational programs to the entire community, it’s equipped with divisible community rooms; an exterior Reading Garden encompassing art, water, and a lush vegetation; an inviting Children’s Area; and a double-height Great Room flooded with natural light that showcases desired reading material from all over the world.

The innovative, highly visible saddleback standing seam metal roof form denotes the library entry and reinforces the architectural style. The integration of exterior seating, entry plaza, patios and gardens results in a transparent relationship between the indoor and outdoor environments that welcomes those approaching the building and captivates those within. Local artists provided their unique talents in furnishing special items for the library, from hanging fruit and a 10-foot sunflower in the Children’s Area to a stunning art security screen, gates, and trellis at the Reading Garden. The new Fallbrook Library creates a timeless stage for residents and visitors alike, to come together and share in the wealth of knowledge that has been made so readily accessible by the County of San Diego for generations to come.


Fallbrook, CA

Square Footage


Team Members

Phil Pape
Amanda Schultz
Ann Shelton

Sustainable Features

- LEED Silver Certified
- Green Roof


Library of the Year Award by Library Journal for San Diego County Library

Best Civic Project Award by the Design-Build Institute of America

Civic Project Award by American Concrete Institute

Award of Honor for Superior Achievement & Professional Design Excellence by California Council Society of American Registered Architects (SARA)