Saiful Bouquet provided structural engineering design services for the Manhattan Beach Library, a 2-story, 21,000 sq. ft. building that was designed to reflect a beautiful coastal setting all the while capturing characters of Manhattan Beach. The $19M facility is cased in a glass façade providing an unobstructed panoramic view of the ocean and acts as a heat recovery system to reduce maintenance cost. Featuring state of the art technology, children’s interactive learning wall, and other interiors that add energy, movement and visual interests.

The building is a structural steel frame with concrete on metal deck at the second floor, with a small mezzanine floor between the ground and second level. The metal deck at the roof is un-topped.  The lateral force resisting system is Special Steel Moment Frames which allows for an open floor plan.

The library was designed to meet LEED Gold standards.


  2015 Best Project Award Category: Cultural/Worship  ENR California

  Library of the Year, 2019 Gale/ Library Journal