Rainier Beach Branch Architecture
The expanded Rainier Beach Branch was the fifth project completed under the 1998 voter-approved "Libraries for All" building program.
The expansion was designed by Streeter & Associates Architects and built by Construction Enterprises & Contractors Inc.
About the Building
Brick additions to the building include a meeting room and a children's area. The brick rooms frame the building’s entry.
A fan-shaped canopy over the entry is illuminated at night to increase the building's visibility.
Tall ceilings in the main room take full advantage of natural light, and wood beams in the circulation area make the room warm and inviting.
The steep slope behind the branch was landscaped, turning it into a green space for the community.