Live Oak Library


County of Los Angeles

Project Location

Arcadia, CA

Project Cost


Refurbishment of an exiting building

7,700 SF

Adult, Teen and Children's Collections

Community Meeting Room

LEED Certified

Refurbish of existing 7,700SF, one-story public library with adult, teen, and children’s collections, offices, public restrooms, staff restrooms, community meeting room, MCR, electrical room and janitor’s room. Renovations include partial demolition of slab on grade, refurbishment of building interior, and replacement of roofing, storefronts, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical equipment. Sitework include reconstruction of parking lot, ramps, railings, landscape and irrigation, signage, and exterior lighting.

  • Interior Demolition: The interior demolition was completed by a Job Order Contract contractor during the construction documents phase and revealed potential unforeseen conditions.
  • Open Ceilings: During demolition of the interior, long-span glued laminated timbers were revealed that spanned the full width of the space, allowing for the interior to appear more open.
  • LEED Certification: Although the project is not required to achieve LEED certification because it does not meet the County’s threshold, the project will achieve a LEED Certified rating due to the remodel scope of work.

Citadel’s Construction Project Manager managed the project from property acquisition, and programming phase, through construction and close-out. Responsibilities included: coordinating with the library programming consultant, assisting the Owner in defining and prioritizing the scope of work, and managing the architect in preparation of concept proposals, cost estimates, and schedule. Citadel is managing the design phase, JOC procurement and construction.

  • COVID-19: Most of the construction occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Citadel Project Manager help implement guidelines for the construction site and workers.

2022 CMAA Southern California Chapter
Project Achievement Award