AKA: Seattle Public Library, Rainier Beach Library #3, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - social and civic buildings - libraries

Designers: Henningson, Durham, and Richardson (HDR) (firm); Streeter and Associates, Architects (firm); Charles W. Durham (architect); Skip Fresn (architect); H. H. Henningson ; Willard A. Richardson (architect); Melvin Edward Streeter (architect)

Dates: [unspecified]

9125 Rainier Ave South
Rainier Beach, Seattle, WA 98118-5026

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(206) 386-1906

Skip Fresn of the firm of the Omaha, NB-based firm of Hennington, Durham, and Richardson produced the design for this 9,000-square-foot branch at a cost of $693,583; its interior was illuminated with monitor lighting; a community meeting space could serve 100.

Some renovations to the heavily-used Rainier Beach facility occurred in 1986. This branch temporarily ceased operations on 11/02/2002, as part of an expansion program funded by the $196.4 million 1998 Libraries for All Bond Campaign. Expansion plans increased the square footage of the Rainier Beach Branch by 31%, from 9,006 to 15,000 square feet. In the $3.1 million expansion, the number of computers increased by 15 (from 18 to 33), improved building technologies, added seating and enlarged book stacks. Designed by Streeter and Associates, construction began in 03/2003 and the enlarged library reopened in 01/17/2004.

PCAD id: 13551