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Flatbush Library by SITU. Image credit: John Muggenborg.
10/17/19, 6pm - 8pm
Williamsburgh Library

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.

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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Organized by
Center for Architecture
Flatbush Library by SITU. Image credit: John Muggenborg.
10/17/19, 6pm - 8pm
Williamsburgh Library
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