KCLS Southcenter

“The whole Pacific Northwest is a hotbed of progressive library design. Washington state’s King County hired SHKS Architects to design a library at Southcenter Mall…’People walk in and it’s only after a while that they say, ‘Oh, this is a library.’ which is exactly what we want to hear,’ notes Kay Johnson, the system’s associate director for facilities development.” From Libraries Unbound, Interior Design Magazine May 2007

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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.