Project Information

LOCATION: Seattle, WA

CLIENT: Seattle Public Library

SCALE: L 356,000 SF

COLLABORATORS:

ARCHITECT: OMA | LMN, a Joint Venture, Robert Zimmer, Project Director for LMN

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Magnusson Klemencic Associates with Arup

CIVIL ENGINEER:  Jay Talor for Magnusson Klemencic Associates

LANDSCAPE CONCEPT: Inside Outside

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT:  Jones & Jones

MPE ENGINEER: Arup

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: Sparling

PLUMBING ENGINEER: Arup

ACCESSIBILITY: McGuire Associates

ACOUSTICAL: Michael Yantis Associates

COST CONSULTING: Davis Langdon Adamson

ENVIRON GRAPHICS:  Bruce Mau Design

FAÇADE:  Dewhurst Macfarlane & Partners

FIRE SAFETY: Arup

HARDWARE:  Gordon Adams Consulting

INTERIOR CONCEPTS:  Inside Outside

INTERIOR DESIGN: LMN

LIGHTING DESIGN:  Kugler Tillotson Associates

VERTICAL TRANSPORT:  HKA Elevator Consulting

CONSTRUCTION: Hoffman Construction Washington

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Issue

This unique library project demanded a commitment to collaboration and the coordination of many different entities and contributing organizations.  Robert Zimmer was asked by Rem Koolhaas, OMA to assist in this capacity.

Seattle Central Library - Issue

Discovery

A coordinated and collaborative process profoundly changed the city of Seattle’s relationship with architecture.

Seattle Central Library - Discovery
Seattle Central Library - Discovery
Seattle Central Library - Discovery
Seattle Central Library - Discovery
Seattle Central Library - Discovery
Seattle Central Library - Discovery
Seattle Central Library - Discovery

Emerged

A new paradigm for the public library building type.  An important contribution to architecture of the past 100 years.

Seattle Central Library - Emerged
Seattle Central Library - Emerged