Inspired by the mountainous desert terrain of Riverside, JCJ Architecture designed Sun City Library to blend the Southwest environment with natural materials and contemporary architecture.
Taking advantage of the sunny climate, the library is surrounded with full height windows showcasing a beautifully complimentary landscape. An architecturally dramatic entrance includes a raised atrium ceiling and clerestory windows that fill the lobby with daylight.
This $3.7 million remodel and expansion provide a total square footage of 10,739, adding over 4,000 square feet to the bustling library and creating shelf space for approximately 30,000 additional books and digital resources. The renovated library design now encompasses a community room, children and teen area and meeting rooms were visitors can experience the warmth and beauty of the outdoors.