University of Washington Tacoma Tioga Library

2012

The Tioga Library Building delivers five stories and 41,000 SF of steel framed library space, which is flanked by board-formed concrete core shear walls, and clad in glazed curtain wall and terra cotta rain screen.  In order to minimize impact on the adjacent historic building and its foundations, drilled piers were provided beneath the new foundations at the basement.  A steel framed skyway connects the new library space to the existing campus library by spanning over the historic railway corridor to a glass and concrete stair tower.  Office space is provided at the fourth floor around the perimeter of a two story atrium that features natural day lighting from curtain wall exterior and skylight monitors.