Master Plan developer Dan F. Parman donated the land in north central San Antonio, near the intersection of Wilderness Oak and
Blanco Road to the Library Foundation in 2008. The land is more than three times the size of land typically provided for a new
branch , and has been valued at over $3 million, making it the largest gift from a single donor in the history of the San Antonio Public
Located just south of Panther Springs Park on 10 acres, Parman at Stone Oak is the full-service branch located in Stone Oak. Marmon
Mok has designed the Parman Library at Stone Oak to serve San Antonio’s growing population in District 9. Taking cues from
local historic structures, Marmon Mok has incorporated ample overhangs, screens, rambling pathways, and stone walls into the library
design. Natural light has also sculpted the shape of the building, which features expanses of high-performance glazing interspersed
with translucent insulated panels. Solar shading is provided by a dramatic, perforated, screen which tapers dynamically
along the entire eastern and southern facades of the library. The facility utilizes a variety of high performance building features, and
is expected to earn a LEED-Silver level certification from the USGBC.
Designed as a “next generation” library, it includes welcoming indoor and outdoor meeting and programming spaces, a technologyinfused
floor plan, a children’s area, a teen center, and a community meeting room. ADA-compliant pedestrian trails create access to
the surrounding natural environment.
The building is set at the far back end of the property giving those entering the area a feeling of the four ranches the Stone Oak
community was created upon. A long driveway connects from Wilderness Oak to the library’s 100-space parking lot. A wheelchair
and bike accessible pedestrian trail extends from the road to the building.
Architecture & Interior Design: Marmon Mok; Consultants: Jaster-Quintanilla-Structural Engineering; CNG Engineering-MEP Engineering;
Vickery & Associates-Civil Engineering; CFZ Group-Landscape Architecture; Swine ton-General Contractor
Grand opening of the 17,500 GSF library was Saturday, May 7, 2011.