The Bishop’s School Manchester Library And Learning Center

La Jolla, CA

22,000 SF


The Manchester Library and Learning Center is a three-level building, two levels above-grade and a single level below grade, totaling approximately 22,000 square feet. The project is designed in style and detailing complimentary to the historical Irving Gill architecture, complementing the School’s existing buildings, some of which have historical designations. The atrium-like design reveals its large arched windows and red oak ceiling. The state-of-the-art structure is equipped with digital whiteboards, new computers and 27,000 books. The use of natural light is one of the building’s most sustainable features. The upper level incorporates a flexible learning center space that accommodates a variety of academic support services including tutoring, group study areas, a classroom and testing rooms.