Puyallup Public Library

Puyallup Public Library

Integrating the Old with the New: Engineering traditional brick and detailing to complement historic area

DCI Engineers provided structural design services for this 40,000-sf, two-story public library located in downtown Puyallup.  The intent of the building’s design was to ensure that it complemented the historic vibe in the downtown core, while still integrating modern architecture and technology.

Project Highlights

  • Contains several unique features, including a 65’ clock tower at the main entrance, a sky bridge connecting the upper floors of the library, and a large rotunda that opens up to a children’s area on the ground floor and a reading lounge on the second.
  • Building is steel framed with concrete and masonry construction.
  • Features an atrium, pitched roofs, and special facades.
  • Required long-span framing members.
  • Designed for library loading of 125-psf.

Awards/News

Northwest Construction Best of 2003 Honorable Mention

Location: 
Puyallup, Washington
Square Feet: 
40,000-SF
Stories: 
2
Primary Material: 
Concrete
Steel
Unreinforced Masonry
Type: 
Structural
Sector: 
Government & Municipal

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