Martha Riley Library

Working in collaboration with the project architect, FLLG was instrumental in designing all of the site development aspects for this $11 million City of Roseville public library project. The project has received a LEED gold certification and is the first LEED-certified public building for the City of Roseville. The LEED certification was partly achieved by utilizing reclaimed water for all landscape irrigation. As part of the overall landscape architectural services, FLLG also provided hardscape design services that were focused on the primary goal of “bonding” the adjacent existing sports center with the new library by means of a cohesive entry plaza statement. Unimpeded pedestrian flow from adjacent parking and between both buildings was crucial and the design challenge was to develop inviting exterior gathering spaces that would function as extensions to the building interiors. The challenge was met in creating a series of outdoor “rooms” that would allow for smooth pedestrian flow, while encouraging outdoor activities and providing opportunities for both formal and informal seating. A future demonstration garden and amphitheater will focus on energy conservation and sustainable design concepts. This project won the 2008 award for “Best Community Impact Project” by the Sacramento Business Journal.