Preserving the historic features of the West Seattle library, while modernizing it for today’s patrons, was a rewarding experience for our crews. The windows were replaced with replicas of the original frames from 1910, and oak from another room was carefully removed, refurbished and used as paneling for the reconfigured meeting and program space. Other enhancements included an upgraded ventilation system, upgraded electrical and telecommunications, additional computers, improved energy efficiency, better lighting and acoustics. Interior upgrades and more efficient layouts were made to the lobby, circulation, book return and work area. The main floor was recarpeted, replastered and repainted.
• 9,460 square feet