Completed in 2000
Beaverton City Library has strong civic character and has served as a key element in the development of a new urban center for the city of Beaverton. Its location in the center of the city enhances its role as both a community center and information resource center.
Hacker provided building design and interior furnishings for the three-story facility, as well as planning for future expansion of up to 30,000 sf. This full-service central library features light-filled open spaces for reading and browsing, designed around a significant public room constructed of an “orchard” of graceful wooden columns arching upward into a wooden lattice of roof framing, which architecturally invokes the town’s nickname of the City of Trees. The building includes a 150-seat auditorium, public meeting rooms, a computer room, and a large children’s area.