- Posted April 14, 2014 by
San Diego, California
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Architectural Innovation, San Diego Central Library by Ani Yufe
Ani Yufe, a San Diego interior designer trained in architecture reports about how the San Diego Central Library opened in 2013 is a new historically achieved, visually engaging, cultural landmark and technologically advanced Leed Silver Certified sustainable building.
The iconic achitecture and addition to the San Diego skyline sets a model for new public buildings because of its funding by donors. Rob Quigley the main architect, helped to generate funds through donations, the process to design, build, and approve this project took about 12 years, with three years of construction. The total cost of the projects was $185 million and no money was spent from city funds, with $65 million generated from private donations, a historic achievment for Califonia and the United States.
This innovative way to fund the project paves the way for future public sustainable buildings and highlights San Diego as a forward thinking, smart growth, and sustainable city. It sets the bar high to what is possible when a visionary and a community of supportors with amitious ideas can achieve when dedicating themselves to accomplishing their goals. Quigley invested his time to over 110 lectures throughout the decade and traveled all over the U.S. to share his vision to help generate funds and make this modern building, not only a reality but a culturally dynamic, technologically innovative, sustainably advanced and forward thinking iconic destination for locals and tourist, while uplifting the economic development and culture for the city of San Diego.