PAUL MICHAEL DAVIS ARCHITECTS, PLLC

Site Model

Floor Plan

Sketch and photo collage

View of model with roof removed

View of reflecting pool and reading room

View of check-out area

Site drawings

Concept diagrams

‘Walk-through’ sketches showing progression from the very fast freeway to the very slow library reading room

Northgate Library


Master’s Thesis Design, University of Washington, 2003


Paul Michael Davis designed this proposal for a public library branch in Seattle's Northgate area as his Master's Thesis project at The University of Washington.  


Dominated by the world's first regional shopping center, the Northgate neighborhood is characterized by vast spans of pavement and big box retail stores. The design takes this landscape of speed as its conceptual departure point, and treats the library as a space for slowing down. It also attempts to relate the building to a neglected urban creek nearby. Paul assumed the site and program requirements of the real project, including its planned co-location with a new community center.  


This design was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2003 Society of American Registered Architects International Student Design Competition.


REFLECTING POOL

READING ROOM

STACKS

YOUNG

ADULTS

KIDS

COMPUTERS

STAFF

CHECK

OUT

PORCH

FOYER

COMMUNITY

ROOM

CONF.

CONF.

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