Kirkland, WA


Completed 2015


Rick Sundberg, Gladys Ly-Au Young, Wingyee Leung, Nicole Lew, Myra Lara


10,000 sf

The Kingsgate Library project transforms a 1970s-era building into a warm and lightfilled 21st century community gathering space that more appropriately reflects and supports the current needs of its patrons. The design goals include a new entrance, a stronger connection to its natural, wooded setting, and introducing more natural light into the community room and library.

Our firm is working closely with the City of Kirkland, King County Library System, Friends of Kingsgate Library, and various neighborhood groups to assess needs, wants, and dreams for this project. This building’s technological, energy, HVAC, seismic, and other systems will also be updated to meet or exceed today’s codes, thereby ensuring energy efficiency and an environmentally friendly footprint.

Kingsgate Library