Seattle Carnegie Libraries

SHKS has worked with the Seattle Public Library System over the last decade and a half to preserve and improve their historic library branches. We have worked on all six of the remaining Carnegie Libraries, designing substantial renovations for both the West Seattle and Green Lake Libraries.

The Green Lake and West Seattle Libraries were built in 1910. Both libraries are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Seattle, WA

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SHKS Architects finds elegance in necessity, elevating the core principles of each unique site and building project to reflect our clients' aspirations.

Through collaboration, care, craft, and discovery, we reveal architecture's inherent optimism, contributing to our local community and to the global stewardship of natural and built environments.