Northgate Library & Community Center

Seattle, WA

These new buildings and park create an urban gathering place for the community.

Market

Civic

Sustainable Design

Services

Civil Engineering

Structural Engineering

Features

LEED Gold

Rainwater re-use

Rain garden

Thin exterior canopies

These new buildings and park create an urban gathering place for the community.

This project included design of a new 10,000 sf library, 20,000 sf community center, and a 1.7-acre park located on the same site. Library features include a new collection capacity of 40,200 books and materials, a meeting room, modern technology services and equipment, reading and homework areas for children, and computer work stations and instructional areas.

AHBL worked with the design team to incorporate a number of "green" features into the project. These include the reuse of rainwater for irrigation purposes and a drainage design that reduces stormwater runoff from the site and provides water quality treatment.