Altadena Public Library-Main Branch
Completed in 1967, this public library building was designed by Altadena architect Boyd Georgi in a Mid-Century Modern style with the goal of creating a sense of harmony with the landscape surrounding the building that was designed by Eriksson Peters and Thoms in 1967. Boyd Georgi was a USC-trained California architect with a Southern California practice in modernism that spanned from residential works to schools and libraries. Thanks to the coordination between building and landscape architects, the low-lying Altadena Public Library is surrounded by a lush green landscape of tall deodar cedars, tropical species, and native plants that are viewable from inside the building thanks to the use of windows and natural light.
Backstory and Context