LIBRARIES ON THE LOOSE!

DESIGN + BUILD COMPETITION

PROJECT INFORMATION

Project Type

Local design-build competition:
little free libraries

Project Location

Seattle, WA

Project Partners

Paper Hammer
Riot Creative Imaging

AIA Seattle

Design in Public

Arcade

AIGA

IDSA
Seattle Architecture Foundation

Project Date

Summer 2014

# of Design Teams

20

Teams

Bassetti Architects

Bryant Group

Kira and Roy

Integrus Architecture

MAKE Design Studio

Nick

NAC Architecture

Neiman Taber Architects

RFM Architects

Sanchez Yamamoto Licciardi

Seattle Urban Farm Company

SHKS Architects

ShugartWasse Architects

Site Workshop

Swensen Say Faget + Hilliards Beer

Verge Architecture and Design

Max Wackerman + Family

David Witte

Johnston Architects

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

The Libraries on the Loose design-build competition is designed to promote community and literacy in Seattle's neighborhoods! Little Free Libraries are small-scale book shelters where the free exchange of books, ideas, stories, and interests contribute to a shared experience valued by neighbors and visitors.

These libraries were created and displayed at the 2014 Seattle Design Festival. Here's the competition brief our contestants used to guide their library creations.

Thank you to the Libraries on the Loose Jury:

  • Marcellus Turner - Seattle Public Libraries

  • Audrey Barbakoff - Kitsap Regional Library

  • Lesley Bain - Framework Cultural Placemaking

  • Susan Jones - atelierjones

  • Jayne Jaderholm - Pomegranate Center

 

Special thank you to our competition sponsors:

  • Paper Hammer

  • Riot Creative Imaging

CONGRATULATIONS WINNERS!

GRAND PRIZE WINNER:

Johnston Architects with Spinning Stories

UNDER 18 GRAND PRIZE WINNER:

Max Wackerman + Family with "Our Little Library"

PEOPLE'S CHOICE:

Bassetti Architects with The Library Press

HONORABLE MENTION:

Kira Connery + Roy McGarrah with At the Bus Stop

CHECK OUT PHOTOS FROM THE COMPETITION!

Click on the image and you'll find the link for instructions on how to make each little free library!

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