AKA: Seattle Public Library, Ballard Branch #3, Seattle, WA

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

Designers: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects (firm); PCL Construction Services, Incorporated, Building Contractor (firm); Peter Quarfordt Bohlin (architect); Bernard J. Cywinski (architect); Jon C. Jackson (architect)

Dates: constructed 2005

1 story

5614 22nd Avenue NW
Ballard, Seattle, WA 98107

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Building History

This branch opened 05/14/2005; it was built by PCL Construction Services Incorporated; the branch cost $10.9 million and held 66,700 books and materials at its opening; the City of Seattle included the 3,100-square-foot Ballard Neighborhood Service Center in the building; librarian, Sybil de Haan was the branch manager of the Ballard Branch (1990-2008) and maintained notes of the public meetings that helped to shape the program for the new library. She indicated in 2008 that the community created 30 bulleted items that were necessary in the design of the new Ballard branch.

Building Notes

The Committee on the Environment of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) named the Ballard Branch #3 one of its Top Ten Green Buildings of 2006.

Tel: 206-684-4089 (2005).

PCAD id: 4705