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JOHN JERMAIN MEMORIAL LIBRARY SAG HARBOR, NY


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This project restored an existing Hamptons village library and provided a new addition that doubled its size. The old Beaux Arts library is formal, monumental and regular in plan. Constructed with limestone and hard-burnt red brick, its geometry and over-scaled mass dominates the largely clapboard-constructed residential setting in which it is placed. In contrast, the new addition bends into the circumstances of its site, and although informal and asymmetrical - constructed in stone, glass and stainless steel - it has the markings of a temple. The original library separated its interior life from its surroundings, using physical mass to demonstrate its importance. The new building shares its interior life with the outdoors to demonstrate a vision of being part of the place it occupies.


RIDGEFIELD LIBRARY RIDGEFIELD, CT


Set in a park-like setting on an archetypal New England small town main street, the original Beaux-Arts library building was built in 1903. Behind it were numerous additions, all deferential in material and overall scale to the original. Newman Architects replaced them with a new addition that doubled the size of the library, and restored the original building. The original building was restored. Designed to LEED standards and intended as a library for the future, this design melds town fabric and life, creating a new focus for the community. Replacing a single front door, there are now many points of entry that all lead directly to a new ‘Third Place’ in Ridgefield: a commons that is a place for new media, conversation, and service where all the components of the library intersect. Large areas of glass enable people to see in and out, and frame views so that the townscape becomes part of the interior architecture.

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SLOVER LIBRARY NORFOLK, VA


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Slover Library opened to the public as part of a continued effort to revitalize Norfolk’s downtown and create a space that welcomes all of its residents, and learners of all ages. The project involved restoring a 115-yearold former customs house, which had been converted into a library in 2009, and building a seven-story glass-walled addition. The addition houses a new multi-media Popular Library with cafe, children’s library, adult non-fiction and reference library, teen library and lounge, meeting and group study rooms, digitization labs and outdoor terraces. The design is open and transparent, with top floor areas affording panoramic views of Norfolk’s downtown and harbor. This highly efficient library complex is recognized as one of the most technologically advanced in the world.

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BEINECKE RARE BOOK & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY NEW HAVEN, CT

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The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale (BRBL) is an architectural icon and its 500,000 rare books and over one million volumes make it one of the most important research facilities of its kind in the world. The building was originally designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore Owings and Merrill in 1960. At age 50, BRBL was in need of substantial building envelope remediation as well as full mechanical, plumbing, electrical, security and fire protection system replacement along with programmatic/ space utilization changes. Teamed with Chicago architect, HBRA, Newman Architects designed the BRBL Comprehensive Renovation, including full replacement of building systems, the creation of new interactive teaching spaces, and the reconfiguration of back-of-house administration spaces. The changes reflect the importance of research, teaching, consultation and visibility as primary functions and the understanding that the library, at the heart of Yale’s campus, is central to Yale’s educational and research mission.

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OUR LIBRARY EXPERIENCE PUBLIC Slover Library Renovation/Expansion Norfolk, VA

Harry Conte West Hills School Library New Haven, CT

Lynn University Library Boca Raton, FL

John Jermain Memorial Library Renovation/Expansion Sag Harbor, NY

HIGHER EDUCATION

Dana Addition & Case Library Renovation Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Ridgefield Library Renovation/Expansion Ridgefield, CT Ferguson Library Renovation/Expansion Stamford, CT Fairfield Public Library Renovation/Expansion Fairfield, CT Westport Public Library Renovation/Expansion Westport, CT New Jersey State Library Renovation/Expansion Trenton, NJ

SECONDARY SCHOOLS The Morgan School Learning Commons Clinton, CT East Rock Community School Media Center New Haven, CT Troup Middle School Library New Haven, CT North Branford Intermediate School Library North Branford, CT Windsor High School Library Renovation Windsor, CT Litchfield High School Library Renovation Litchfield, CT Darien High School Library Darien, CT Nathan Hale School Library New Haven, CT

Center for Teaching and Learning Yale University, New Haven, CT Beinecke Rare Books & Manuscripts Library Renovation Yale University, New Haven CT Center for Global Studies, Center for Pedagogical Innovation Fisk Hall Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT Art History Library, College of Letters Library, Career Resources Center Boger Hall Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Law School Library & Kariotis Hall Northeastern University, Boston, MA

ARCHIVES Rockefeller Archives Renovation Sleepy Hollow, NY

PLANNING Manuscripts and Archives Library (programming and feasibility study) Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Hopper College (formerly Calhoun College) Library Renovation Yale University, New Haven CT

Sterling Memorial Library (exterior-envelope forensic study) Yale University, New Haven, CT

Jonathan Edwards College Libraries Renovation Yale University, New Haven, CT

Cross Campus Library (consulting to Edward Barnes Associates) Yale University, New Haven, CT

Middlesex Community College Library and Classrooms Middlesex, CT Law School Library Renovation Yale University, New Haven, CT Davenport College Library Renovation Yale University, New Haven, CT Silliman College Library Renovation Yale University, New Haven, CT Russian Library Renovation Amherst College, Amherst, MA Student Jewish Center Library Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Guangzhou Library (competition entry) Guangzhou, Guangdong, China Guadalajara Public Library (competition entry) Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

PHOTOGRAPHY Slover Library- Peter Aaron / Otto Ridgefield Library- Robert Benson Photography John Jermain Memorial Library- Robert Benson Photography


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