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Designing Tomorrow's Library

  • Arthur Satz Auditorium, New York School of Interior Design 170 East 70th Street New York, NY, 10021 United States (map)

There was a time not long ago when a library not focused solely on books seemed unthinkable. Today, many libraries are transitioning into the digital age to provide services beyond book lending. Designers and architects are rising to the challenge to develop new ideas to broaden the impact of local libraries. Architect Andrew Berman (who designed the Stapleton Library in Staten Island and the Washington Heights Children’s Reading Room in Manhattan) and architect Chris McVoy, Steven Holl Architects (senior partner in charge of the Hunters Point Community Library in Queens), will be joined by David Giles, The Center for an Urban Future, to discuss designing libraries for New York’s diverse communities. The talk will be moderated by Raymund Ryan, curator of architecture at the Carnegie Museum of Art.