Seattle Public Library Green Lake Library

Seattle, WA

Seattle Public Library
Square Footage
9,557 SF
Electrical Engineering and Lighting Design
Completion Date
June 2023

The iconic landmark Green Lake Branch of the Seattle Public Library was built in 1909. The 9,557-square-foot, two-story building is in need of a full set of seismic updates and other renovations. The new structural design will bring the building up to seismic code so the library can serve as a disaster relief center for the community in case of an earthquake. This project is a unique opportunity to renovate and modernize the historic Green Lake Branch while preserving its important architectural legacy.



Other upgrades include the replacement of existing HVAC and fire alarm systems, modifications to the fire sprinkler service, upgrades to electrical and security systems, updated lighting and lighting controls, and plumbing improvements while meeting sustainability goals and enhancing patrons’ experience. The project is targeting LEED Gold, and the new library is scheduled to re-open in June 2023.

Renderings Courtesy of BuildingWork