If you haven’t been able to tell by now, this project is a little different than typical examples of project experience. Welcome to i/A’s Library of Tomorrow.
As the world around us continues to advance and modernize, the architectural community circulated a lot of theories about what would happen to our society’s public libraries. Would the entire system collapse under the weight of new technologies? Or would our informational infrastructure adapt in new ways? Thankfully, we’re seeing the latter.
In terms of pure design and placemaking, Public Libraries are unique. Gone are the days when these spaces were limited to the wealthy elite and highly educated. Now they tend to function as community hubs and a conduit through which many of society’s community members and families learn, grow, and interact in an increasingly expensive world.
What began as a personal experiment by firm principal Joe Rasnick, quickly developed into an invaluable learning experience.