Students Present Branch Public Library Designs to Seattle Practitioners

On November 7th, 2016, 24 third year architecture students, led by faculty members Taiji Miyasaka and Omar Al-Hassawi, held their studio mid-reviews at the offices of LMN Architects in Seattle. Their projects were reviewed by architects from the Seattle area.

The students were challenged to propose a contemporary design for a public library on a site located within the Cascade playground in South Lake Union. Their proposals were critiqued by professionals from multiple architecture firms in the Seattle area, including the Miller Hull Partnership, Olson Kundig, NBBJ, MZA Architects, BCJ Architects and the host firm of LMN Architects.

Students received a wide range of constructive feedback–from comments on their general response to the design problem, to comments on their technical abilities and representation. The reviews were followed by site visits to the Chapel of St. Ignatius, and the offices of Suyama Peterson Deguchi Architects.

We would like to thank LMN Architects for kindly accepting to host our students. Many thanks to Ric Peterson for the highly informative tour of SPD Architects he gave to our students.

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