Orange County Law Library

Built like three injected concrete shoeboxes stacked together, this is the brutalist style in a nutshell. From the front, a long staircase just beyond a rectangular fountain leads between two of these cement shoeboxes, and beneath another, to the glass entryway. The windows stretch across corners where two of the boxes meet, and flank one entire half of the façade. Side and rear views reveal upper floors that are cantilevered above the sidewalk, and one wing of the building that as a concave-upward roof. (2018)

Architect: Ralph Allen

Built: 1973

Style: Brutalist

Type: Civic

Address: 515 N Flower St

City: Santa Ana