The new Billie Jean King Main Library is featured in the March issue of Architectural Record. The two-story timber structure prioritizes sustainability, and its use of exposed Douglas fir creates a warm and inviting interior space for the community of Long Beach.
U.S. WoodWorks has awarded the Billie Jean King Main Library with a Wood Design Award. The project, which opened in September 2019, was recognized in the Wood in Government Buildings category.
On September 21st, 2019, the City of Long Beach celebrated the grand opening of the new Billie Jean King Main Library. The project marks the third building to be completed as part of the larger Long Beach Civic Center development.
On July 29th, 2019, the City of Long Beach celebrated the grand opening of its new City Hall and Port Headquarters. Located within the recently developed, SOM-designed Long Beach Civic Center, the completed buildings mark a major milestone in the revitalization of downtown.
Urbanize LA reports on progress at the Long Beach Civic Center development. SOM designed the master plan for the 22-acre downtown area, in addition to the Long Beach City Hall and Port Headquarters buildings as well as the Long Beach Main Library.
The Los Angeles Times reports on the $900-million makeover of the Long Beach Civic Center, the largest public-private development on the West Coast. SOM designed the master plan for the Civic Center as well as the Main Library and the new City Hall and Port Headquarters buildings.