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Woodstock Branch Library

I love how welcoming it is inside, with big windows that stream in the gorgeous sunshine.

Library Patron

Portland, Oregon
7,500 SF
Completed 2000

Client Notes
Design a new branch library that's unique to its neighborhood and expresses an openness to the community. Provide a variety of spaces that are welcoming to all, and that support age-appropriate library programming.

Designer Notes
Conceived as a light-filled neighborhood living room, this small corner library creates a feeling of openness and availability—an airy pavilion where the focus is on books and people. Under the shelter of an enveloping roof, a single large room—almost an extension of the street—provides a place for reading, working, and meeting. The building is designed to be both a place of the everyday and a place of the remarkable, incorporating a notable use of public art that pays reverence to the history of language, literature, and printing.

American Institute of Steel Construction IDEAS Merit Award, 2003
AIA NW & Pacific Region Honor Award, 2002
Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award, 2002
AIA/American Library Association Award of Excellence, 2001
AIA Portland Honor Award, 2000

St. Mary's Cathedral

St. Mary's Cathedral

Neuberger Hall, Portland State University

Neuberger Hall, Portland State University

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