Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library

Architect
Johnson Favaro
Location
Costa Mesa, CA, USA | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Libraries
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Windows manufacturerVITROCSA
Pendant FixturesVibia
StorefrontKawneer
Trifab VG 451
TilingFIANDRE ARCHITECTURAL SURFACES
Calacatta Elite
TilingIRIS CERAMICA
Quartzite Dorada
Accessible FlooringTate Inc
Concore

Product Spec Sheet
Windows manufacturer
Pendant Fixtures
Slim by Vibia
Storefront
Trifab VG 451 by Kawneer
Tiling
Calacatta Elite by FIANDRE ARCHITECTURAL SURFACES
Tiling
Quartzite Dorada by IRIS CERAMICA
Accessible Flooring
Concore by Tate Inc

Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library

Johnson Favaro as Architects

The Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library is one part of the larger Lions Park Project which includes construction of the new 22,500-square-foot library, renovation of the existing 8,000-square-foot library building in the park to become a new community meeting center seating 300 people, re-development of a portion of the 10-acre Lions Park and construction of a new park cafe.   

 

The architecture of the new library channels flamboyant mid-20th century modernist architecture, but also looks back several hundred years to the austere and sublime beauty of California’s missions, models of exuberant yet restrained grandeur accomplished with economical means.

 

A park master planning effort preceded the design and construction of the library. Smart land use planning yielded an additional acre of park open space in this dense urban neighborhood. The compact two-story configuration of the new library, removal of an existing surface parking lot from the park interior, removal of an outdated single story 70’s era community meeting center and re-purposing of the existing 8,000-square-foot library building as the new community meeting center enabled the creation of new open space. 

 

The new park is an extension of library programming providing shaded outdoor reading gardens and plentiful seating for work, study and social gathering. The great lawn and surrounding promenades also host event space for book fairs, outdoor movie screenings, theater-in-the-park, as well as providing a new venue for farmers’ and craft markets. The ground floor Children’s Library opens directly to an outdoor learn/play area that in turn connects to a children’s playground in the park. The Marketplace at the ground floor entrance features new book arrivals, automated self-check stations, a customer service desk and a Friends-of-the-Library book sale area that is prominently located at the central stair and elevator that provides access to the second floor collections and seating.  The library building contains two community meeting rooms, completing with the new community meeting center a public meeting and event center for this neighborhood.

 

Material Used :
1. Chemstar – Portland Cement Plaster – Type S Lime
2. Kawneer – Storefront – Trifab VG 451
3. Super Sky Products – Metal Framed Skylight – Extruded Aluminum
4. Klein – All Glass Operable Partition – Extendo 2
5. Pulp Studios – Decorative Glazing – Custom Graphic by Johnson Favaro
6. Starphire Glass – Glazing – Solarban 60
7. Vitrocsa – Sliding Glass Wall – Sliding Collection
8. Fiandre – Tiling – Calacatta Elite
9. Iris Ceramica – Tiling – Quartzite Dorada
10. Tate – Accessible Flooring – Concore 

Featured Projects
Latest Products
News
Top 10 Trending Glazed Office Partitions
12 Aug 2022 Specification
Top 10 Trending Glazed Office Partitions

Glazed office partition systems respond to the essential needs oftoday’s workplaces. Transpare... More

Casa Aco by Giuseppe Gurrieri Architetto merges a contemporary volume with Italian rural vernacular
11 Aug 2022 News
Casa Aco by Giuseppe Gurrieri Architetto merges a contemporary volume with Italian rural vernacular

In Italy’s Apulian countryside, Casa Aco by Giuseppe Gurrieri Architetto is a renovation and e... More

Refugee Museum of Denmark (FLUGT) by BIG sheds light on the stories, challenges, emotions, and spirit of the world's refugees
9 Aug 2022 News
Refugee Museum of Denmark (FLUGT) by BIG sheds light on the stories, challenges, emotions, and spirit of the world's refugees

Situated on the site of Denmark's largest Refugee camp from World War II, FLUGT by BIG is a museum d... More

Haydon Xi’an by Salone Del Salon is an artistic tribute to Retro, Sci-fi and Fantasy
8 Aug 2022 News
Haydon Xi’an by Salone Del Salon is an artistic tribute to Retro, Sci-fi and Fantasy

Haydon, a multi-brand cosmetics retailer recently opened its doors to a striking, new retail space i... More

Rohingya Cultural Memory Centre by Rizvi Hassan is an ode to indigenous way of living
8 Aug 2022 News
Rohingya Cultural Memory Centre by Rizvi Hassan is an ode to indigenous way of living

Located on a hilltop in the middle of a refugee camp area, The Rohingya Cultural Memory Centre, desi... More

CoBe Architecture and Paysage design a Residential Complex with an Interplay of Solid and Void
8 Aug 2022 News
CoBe Architecture and Paysage design a Residential Complex with an Interplay of Solid and Void

Located near the Bordeaux Saint-Jean railway station, Tri Postal Block designed by CoBe architecture... More

Habitat Groupé Bolette accommodates two separate houses within one confident brick volume
5 Aug 2022 News
Habitat Groupé Bolette accommodates two separate houses within one confident brick volume

On a building plot in a small Brabant village, two families are accommodated within two separate hou... More

MATISSE patisserie by NOMMA STUDIO celebrates the energy and simplicity of the famous painter’s work
5 Aug 2022 News
MATISSE patisserie by NOMMA STUDIO celebrates the energy and simplicity of the famous painter’s work

Well-designed interior spaces are one of the many reasons for the ongoing popularity of patisseries.... More