Spokane Public Library: Central Library Renovation
Hill International - Spokane
Photographer: Lara Swimmer
Originally opened in 1992, the four-story, 117,000 square foot Central Library experienced significant changes in use amid a revitalization and growth of downtown Spokane over the past three decades.
The renovation design expands public service within the original building’s shell by “recapturing” administrative and operations space on the ground floor. A new promenade connects the downtown main entry with a plaza overlooking Spokane Falls, offering visitors dynamic opportunities along the way including program rooms, a computer lab, lounge and gathering spaces, and a café. Upper floors offer reorganized collections, a dynamic children’s library, group study and conference rooms, local archives, a digital recording and production studio, and a high-capacity event and performance space.
The Central Library reopened to the public in Summer 2022.
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