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July 10, 2000

Woodmont Library

Bassetti Architects recently completed the $1.4 million, 5,250-square-foot Woodmont Library in Des Moines for the King County Library System. It serves residents of south Des Moines and north Federal Way.

Woodmont Library

The portion of the building facing Pacific Highway South is sheathed with brick while the side facing residential areas to the west is wood clad. A glass and wood tower at the corner distinguishes the library from the commercial uses along Pacific Highway.

Earth-toned masonry and brightly painted wood are used on the exterior as well as natural finished aluminum metal fascias, roofing and windows to give the structure a crisp and contemporary feel.

Extra layers of drywall, thicker glass and special construction details help minimize plane and car noise in the library.

The project was built by D.C. Engelmann Construction of Gig Harbor. Other project team members include structural engineer Robert Fossatti Associates, mechanical and electrical engineer Abacus Engineered Systems, civil engineer SvR Design Co. and landscape architect Susan Black and Associates, all of Seattle.

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