About the building

Exterior view at the Delridge Branch
Exterior view at the Delridge Branch

The new branch was designed by Stickney Murphy Romine Architects and built by Walsh Construction Co.

The architect designed the building to make it clear it has two uses: the housing portion feels like a house and the library portion has a civic presence.

The branch takes up the bottom floor of the building and has heavy concrete and high-tech finishes. The apartments in the upper two floors have a warmer feel.

Along the street, the apartments are set back from the rest of the building, and at the corner the apartments come forward so the housing blends with the branch.

The entry to the branch has a long diagonal corridor, which curves and draws people inside.