The original Skyline Hills Library was small and outdated as the community around it grew. The new library replaces the former to serve this dynamic neighborhood. Built as a model for future construction, the new Skyline Hills Library opened in 2016 as one of the most modern and efficient buildings in the City of San Diego as a LEED Silver structure. The single-story, 15,000-square-foot facility was designed to address the needs of the Skyline Hills and Paradise Hills communities. A large community room and kitchen provide space for educational and cultural events throughout the year.
The $9.3 million project was awarded to the design-build team of NTD Architecture / Barnhardt-Reese. The project was awarded the APWA San Diego and Imperial Chapter Project of the Year, Unique Special Merit Award from AGC and National Award of Merit from the Design-Build Institute of America. Geocon performed the geotechnical investigation and Phase 1 environmental site assessment.
Interesting Fact: The San Diego Public Library, established in 1882, includes the main library downtown and 35 branch libraries serving 6 million visitors annually.