Seattle University School of Law Sullivan Hall

The Seattle University School of Law is a state-of-the-art facility that is a beautiful, light-filled place to both study and teach.  A central three-story atrium serves as an organizational light well, visually connecting multiple levels, providing small and large seating areas for study groups or social gatherings, and promoting a sense of community, collaboration, and openness. It functions much like a student union.

The library contains 162,000 volumes on three floors and is designed with interior and exterior light shelves to wash indirect light over the top of perimeter carrels deep into the room. Right on the corner of Columbia and 12th Avenue, the library has easy access to both city and campus, with student housing just across the street.

The design of Sullivan Hall fosters collaboration between students, faculty and staff, and creates a supportive community. A central three-story atrium serves as an organizational light well, visually connecting multiple levels, providing small and large seating areas for study groups or social gatherings, and promoting a sense of community, collaboration and openness.  The project also contain 162,000 volumes on three floors and is designed with interior and exterior light shelves to wash indirect light over the top of perimeter carrels, bringing light deep into the room.

Location   Seattle, WA
Status   Completed 1999
Team   Rick Sundberg | Principal-in-Charge and Lead Designer while at Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen
Size   136, 000 sf
Press + Recognition   

AIA Seattle Merit Award 2001  ●  Masonry Institute of Washington Citation Award 2001


Features   

Atrium, Library