Suzzallo Library Addition, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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Unlike the design of our last entry, which lacked a relationship to existing neighboring buildings, the Suzzallo Library addition is a strong response to its historic parent. While unmistakably modern, this addition from 1961-63 uses Gothic elements to harmonize with the grand main library (the front facade is seen below).

IMG_2366The addition was designed by two locally prominent architects, Bindon & Wright. The library website has a whole history of the institution including a great black and white historical photo that shows the entrance.

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