“Outside it’s intriguing. Inside it’s breathtaking. The walls are largely transparent, but three book-lined alcoves project beyond the frame of the building, stepping into the ‘forest’ – the surrounding trees and shrubbery.”

From the AIA Project of the Month published in the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, ‘Meanings not lost’ in Magnolia, by Claire Enlow

AIA Washington Council Civic Design Award 2010
Historic Seattle, Stewardship Award 2010

Association for Preservation Technology: Modern Continuity: Magnolia Library,
David Strauss presentation at national APT conference.

Lively engagement results in extraordinary places.

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.