MIND THE GAP: FOCUS / COLUMN 5 / UW Journal of Architecture, 2012 / Co-Published with Katey Ricker / Most people view the Seattle Central Library from an adult perspective—permeated with a sense of purpose as well as aesthetics. Having lost the naiveté that comes with childhood, we wondered what it would be like to experience the library through the eyes of children—children lacking preconceived notions and any limit to imagination, children whose inter-actions with space and whose focus on various components of the whole are directly affected by their diminished height. We gave a digital camera to each of four children, two boys and two girls, who ranged in age from three to nine years and in height from forty to forty-eight inches. We accompanied them to each level of the library and, with little instruction, simply told them to take photos of anything and everything they liked. They shot upward and downward, straight ahead and at strange angles, sometimes with great precision and intensity and other times with careless abandon. The following images present a selection from this exploration in new perspectives.