February 17, 2018

Design Institute Design Challenges | Library by Design, Spring 2014

LJ’s Design Institute in St. Louis tackled design challenges posed by the Indiana State Library (ISL) in Indianapolis; Brentwood Public Library, MO; The Pinney Branch of Madison Public Library, WI; Joplin Public Library, MO; and The Curtis Laws Wilson (CLW) Library at Missouri University.

Growing Room: St. Louis Public Library’s Grand Central Renovation | Library by Design

There was never a doubt that the St. Louis Central Library building would remain a library and be restored, However, what was in doubt was the footprint. The original plan called for a proposed expansion outside the building’s original granite walls. But a local architectural firm took the risk of trying to convince library leaders that was the wrong way to go.