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2019-10-17 18:00:002019-10-17 20:00:00America/New_YorkTransforming Brooklyn’s Libraries Through DesignPlease join us on October 17th to learn and discuss how arch
Williamsburgh Library 240 Division Ave. at Marcy Ave. Brooklyn NY 11211
Oct 17, 2019
10/17/19, 6pm - 8pm
Please join us on October 17th to learn and discuss how architecture is amplifying the incredible work of Brooklyn Public Library (BPL).
Public libraries have evolved far beyond their original books-only focus. With branches in almost every New York City neighborhood, today libraries also function as vital service providers and innovative knowledge centers. This event will discuss this expanded role in the context of BPL and unpack how architecture and design come into play.
Featuring principals from Leroy Street Studio, Marble Fairbanks, Mitchell Giurgola, and SITU, panelists will share groundbreaking projects that are transforming local branches—from integrating affordable housing and environmental education to developing flexible community spaces for multiple locations. The conversation will examine the larger impact of these projects and discuss how these design-driven initiatives inform the future of branches across Brooklyn.
Speakers: Karen Fairbanks, AIA, LEED AP, Partner, Marble Fairbanks Carol Loewenson, FAIA, LEED AP, Partner, Mitchell Giurgola Brad Samuels, Founding Partner, SITU Shawn Watts, Partner, Leroy Street Studio David Giles, Chief Strategy Officer, Brooklyn Public Library
Moderator: Jonathon Bowles, Executive Director, Center for an Urban Future
This program is organized in conjunction with Archtober, New York City’s month-long architecture and design festival.
All Archtober sales are final. No refunds available.
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