Perkins+Will / King County Library System / Tukwila, WA
The new Tukwila Library opened its doors on April 29. In the heart of the new Tukwila Village, our civil and structural teams collaborated with master developers, city engineers, and the Perkins+Will team to bring it to life. According to Tukwila Reporter, the library and the entire master village has been eagerly awaited by the community and is expected to redefine the area, “For 20 years, residents and business owners along the Boulevard pushed city officials to breathe new life into the neighborhood, including a new neighborhood center such as Tukwila Village.”
Municipal and community buildings are some of the most rewarding projects for our team, and the Tukwila Library is no exception as it’s allowed us to expand our expertise in cross-laminated timber (CLT) and complement a modern architectural vision. Additionally, sustainability was emphasized throughout with the implementation of green roofs, high-grade lamination, and a hydronic heated floor system. The team has consistently emphasized community education, regularly sharing details of the project’s sustainability efforts.