Seattle Public Library – Delridge Branch

The Delridge Library and Vivian McLean Place Apartments is a unique cohabitation of public library and affordable housing space. The building’s ground floor houses the library, which provides a reading lounge, internet work stations, a children’s area, as well as community meeting rooms available to the neighborhood. The building’s upper floors contain affordable apartments configured around a common room that opens onto a large, landscaped terrace for resident use. Raised planting beds allow residents to grow their own produce.

  • Client: Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA)
  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Program: 19 units of affordable family housing over a 5,600 sq. ft. branch library.
  • Highlights: BuiltSmart Certified. Features locally inspired artwork created by local artists Nick Lyle and Jean Whitesavage.