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Release Date: 07/18/2006

International District/Chinatown Branch of The Seattle Public Library recognized for excellence in interior design

The International District/Chinatown Branch of The Seattle Public Library received an honorable mention award for interior design from the American Library Association (ALA) and International Interior Design Association.

The biennial awards honor excellence in library interior design and consider aesthetics, design creativity, function and satisfaction of the client's objectives. The groups selected 10 winners and named two projects of merit and one honorable mention from more than 100 submittals. Winners were honored last month at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

The International District/Chinatown Branch was designed by Miller Hayashi Architects of Seattle. The architects designed the east-facing space to take advantage of the 20-foot floor-to-ceiling height and created a sense of unity with an interesting ceiling canopy made of ribbons of wood. The design of the space, which feels urban, modern and elegant, draws pedestrians inside the mid-block location.

The branch also includes artwork by San Francisco artist Rene Yung. Yung used teacups collected from local residents and companies to create sculptural artworks for the branch.

For more information contact:

Caroline Young Ullmann, assistant communications director


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