Lake City Library

seattle, wa


Seattle Public Library

Square Footage:

19,000 square feet

Construction Cost:




City of Seattle Historic Landmark


Enhancing a Cherished Landmark

Our addition to Seattle’s 1965 Lake City Library preserves the integrity of the original award–winning John Morse and Associates building while allowing the library to expand its book collection. It also creates a spacious children’s area, a dedicated space for teens, self–checkout stations, and computer stations.



Contemporary glass and steel meet original brick to realize a modern identity for this historically significant building. Special care was taken to preserve the grand entrance courtyard and the bronze gates designed by renowned Seattle artist and sculptor George Tsutakawa. Interior remodeling exposed the rich brick walls of the original building, which had been covered by shelving.

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