• AUBURN AVE. RESEARCH LIBRARY

    Location: ATLANTA-FULTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM

    ATLANTA-FULTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM - AUBURN AVENUE RESEARCH LIBRARY

    The Auburn Avenue Research Library is home to one of the preeminent collections of African-American history and culture. Located in the historic “Sweet Auburn” area of Atlanta, the library is a destination for anyone interested in studying African-American history. The current location of the library, which was built in 1994, has become inefficient as the collection and building operation has changed. In addition, programs that are offered at the library are often heavily attended and the current space is unable to adequately accommodate large groups.

    Our design proposal for the project would create a new addition at the southern edge of the building to house new public and event spaces and renovate the existing building to house the permanent collections, archival, and staff areas. Through the separation of functions, the building would be allowed to operate as an entire facility while easily being able to close portions of it for large events or after-hours community gatherings and presentations. In addition to expanding the existing building, the new exterior language of the addition would be continued around the existing building, creating a veil that would transform the non-descript façade. The new “wrapper” would redefine the architectural language of the entire facility, giving the building a new appearance that expresses the significance of the world-class collection that is housed within.

    ATLANTA-FULTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM

  • AUBURN AVE. RESEARCH LIBRARY

    Location: ATLANTA-FULTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM

    ATLANTA-FULTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM - AUBURN AVENUE RESEARCH LIBRARY

    The Auburn Avenue Research Library is home to one of the preeminent collections of African-American history and culture. Located in the historic “Sweet Auburn” area of Atlanta, the library is a destination for anyone interested in studying African-American history. The current location of the library, which was built in 1994, has become inefficient as the collection and building operation has changed. In addition, programs that are offered at the library are often heavily attended and the current space is unable to adequately accommodate large groups.

    Our design proposal for the project would create a new addition at the southern edge of the building to house new public and event spaces and renovate the existing building to house the permanent collections, archival, and staff areas. Through the separation of functions, the building would be allowed to operate as an entire facility while easily being able to close portions of it for large events or after-hours community gatherings and presentations. In addition to expanding the existing building, the new exterior language of the addition would be continued around the existing building, creating a veil that would transform the non-descript façade. The new “wrapper” would redefine the architectural language of the entire facility, giving the building a new appearance that expresses the significance of the world-class collection that is housed within.

    ATLANTA-FULTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM

  • AUBURN AVE. RESEARCH LIBRARY

    Location: ATLANTA-FULTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM

    ATLANTA-FULTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM - AUBURN AVENUE RESEARCH LIBRARY

    The Auburn Avenue Research Library is home to one of the preeminent collections of African-American history and culture. Located in the historic “Sweet Auburn” area of Atlanta, the library is a destination for anyone interested in studying African-American history. The current location of the library, which was built in 1994, has become inefficient as the collection and building operation has changed. In addition, programs that are offered at the library are often heavily attended and the current space is unable to adequately accommodate large groups.

    Our design proposal for the project would create a new addition at the southern edge of the building to house new public and event spaces and renovate the existing building to house the permanent collections, archival, and staff areas. Through the separation of functions, the building would be allowed to operate as an entire facility while easily being able to close portions of it for large events or after-hours community gatherings and presentations. In addition to expanding the existing building, the new exterior language of the addition would be continued around the existing building, creating a veil that would transform the non-descript façade. The new “wrapper” would redefine the architectural language of the entire facility, giving the building a new appearance that expresses the significance of the world-class collection that is housed within.

    ATLANTA-FULTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM

  • AUBURN AVE. RESEARCH LIBRARY

    Location: ATLANTA-FULTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM

    ATLANTA-FULTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM - AUBURN AVENUE RESEARCH LIBRARY

    The Auburn Avenue Research Library is home to one of the preeminent collections of African-American history and culture. Located in the historic “Sweet Auburn” area of Atlanta, the library is a destination for anyone interested in studying African-American history. The current location of the library, which was built in 1994, has become inefficient as the collection and building operation has changed. In addition, programs that are offered at the library are often heavily attended and the current space is unable to adequately accommodate large groups.

    Our design proposal for the project would create a new addition at the southern edge of the building to house new public and event spaces and renovate the existing building to house the permanent collections, archival, and staff areas. Through the separation of functions, the building would be allowed to operate as an entire facility while easily being able to close portions of it for large events or after-hours community gatherings and presentations. In addition to expanding the existing building, the new exterior language of the addition would be continued around the existing building, creating a veil that would transform the non-descript façade. The new “wrapper” would redefine the architectural language of the entire facility, giving the building a new appearance that expresses the significance of the world-class collection that is housed within.

    ATLANTA-FULTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM