County of Los Angeles Public Library, Ewert Photography

East Rancho Dominguez Library


Los Angeles County Department of Public Works

Project Location

Compton, CA

Project Cost



  • ASCE Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch: Outstanding Architectural Engineering Project Under $10M
  • Los Angeles Business Council
  • LA Architectural Awards
  • 2013 Award of Excellence

Services Provided

  • Project Management
  • Jurisdictional Agency Approvals
  • Overall Construction Management
  • LEED Certification Management
  • Clerical/Document Control

Project Features

  • New 7,200 S.F. Public Library
  • 28 Parking Stalls
  • Solar Panels
  • 58 Seat Meeting Room
  • Group Study Room
  • Computer Stations
  • Children’s & Teen Areas
  • Homework Center
  • Staff Work Area

The project consisted of the construction of a new approximately 7,200-square-foot library facility with associated parking and site improvements on 0.48 acres of land located at the intersection of South Atlantic Avenue and East Rose Street. The library building includes an adult reading area, a community meeting room to seat 58 people, a teen area for middle- and high-school students, a children's area, a small group study room, express service checkout machines at the customer service desk, public access computers with internet access and Wi-Fi access for personal computers, and a new opening day collection of 35,000 books and other library materials.

  • The project achieved LEED Platinum Certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in sustainable site development, water savings, materials selection, indoor environmental quality and energy efficiency including the installation of solar panels which reduces the building’s annual power consumption by approximately 30 percent.
  • The project included civic art consisting of six 13-foot high laminated glass panels showing colorful imagery of maps, library books and photographs of local trees.