SEATTLE INDEX
Recent Feature Articles
Attractions Index
Coffee Houses
Photography
Plan Your Visit
Site Home Page
Site Overview
Site Map
Alphabetical Index
Facebook
Seattle CityPASS

 

 

 

University of Washington Suzzallo Library

Seattle Attractions--Architecture Outside of Downtown

Completed 1963

Suzzallo Library University of Washington

 

We have already mentioned the University of Washintgon campus as a place with beautiful landscaping.  The landscaping is a nice complement to the splendid Neo-Gothic architecture on the campus.

Suzzallo Library University of Washington

 

The crown jewel of the University of Washington's architecture is the Suzzallo Library.  The exterior of the building is elegant but the major feature of the building is its elegant and dramatic Graduate Reading Room whose ceiling rises 65 feet above the reading room floor.  The Reading Room is 250 feet long and 52 feet wide. Photographers will enjoy photographing the Reading Room as well as the other interior and exterior features of this magnificent building.

 

Graduate Reading Room Suzzallo Library

Suzzallo Library                      Graduate Reading Room

 

For visitors, this school of 40,000 students and its staff of thousands can be a challenge for parking.  Visitors can park free in specially designated areas on Sundays.  The campus is much less crowded on the weekends.

 

Suzzallo Library University of Washington Exterior

Suzzallo Library                  Architectural detail front entrance

 

Suzzallo Library University of Washington

Suzzallo Library                 Architectural detail front entrance

 

Don't rush your visit. Take a leisurely stroll around the campus.  It is one of Seattle's most beautiful settings.

 

Click here to go to details for University of Washington General Architecture

Click here to go to details for University of Washington Landscaping

Click here to go to Seattle Architecture--Outside of Downtown General