The HIVE, Spokane Public Library

Spokane, WA



K-12 Schools


Civil Engineering

Landscape Architecture



Traffic Calming Features

Awards & Recognition

2020 Design Awards, Citation Award: Unbuilt Category (Integrus), AIA Spokane, 11/2020

2022 AIA Seattle Honor Award (Integrus), AIA Seattle, 11/2022

2022 AIA/WA Civic Design Awards - Award of Merit (Built), AIA WA, 11/2022

2022 Library Interior Design Award (Integrus), ALA/IIDA (American Library Association/International Interior Design Association), 6/2022

The HIVE, Spokane Public Library & Spokane Public Schools

Our civil engineering and landscape architecture teams were tasked with designing a site that was pedestrian-friendly, provided traffic calming along a busy thoroughfare, and integrated the addition's site design into the existing Libby Center.

"The Hive" features four studio "makerspaces," three training rooms, and a virtual learning and teacher-training area complete with a podcasting studio, conference space, and offices. We're proud to have played a role in creating a space that promotes creativity, learning, and collaboration.

This project was a real team effort, with collaboration between Spokane Public Library and Spokane Public Schools and funded by SPS's 2018 bond. We're grateful to have been a part of such an important project and can't wait to see what the community creates in "The Hive at Libby Center."