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SANTA MARIA HIGH SCHOOL 
The Santa Maria School District wanted to modernize their library building as part of a multi-project effort for the campus built back during the 1950's. The design for the library sought to bring the the modern look based on the original design and bring it into the 21st century. Keeping a lot of the original elements like expansive window openings and horizontal overhangs and walkways allowed the budget to be used in new materials and energy efficient glazing. The modern design carried through into the interior with the main stack room surrounded by support service rooms and spaces delineated with translucent panels and moveable walls. The existing brick facades  are kept and incorporated as part of the new material design palette. Realizing the notion of the library today is as much about computers as it is about books, the library modenization hopes to serve as the hub for students of the high school.


**Designed while at Rachlin Architects**