NEWBERRY LIBRARY MASTER PLAN
The Newberry Library is a world-renowned independent research library offering an extensive non-circulating collection of rare books, maps, music, manuscripts, and other printed material spanning six centuries. The library was constructed in 1893 and designed by notable Chicago Architect, Henry Ives Cobb, in the Romanesque Revival style.
ABA was selected by the Newberry to guide the renovations of the entrance levels and to plan the long-term space utilization of the entire library building. The planning team addressed several Library goals, including improved access to and visibility of collections; a clarification of wayfinding and circulation; the optimization of the building’s exterior to create a more welcoming approach; the provision of modern and flexible education spaces; and the rejuvenation and recovery of library’s architectural heritage.
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Project Team: Ann M. Beha FAIA, Steve Gerrard AIA, Lisa Hynes AIA (ABA); Bulley & Andrews (Construction Manager); Thornton Tomasseti (Structural); dbHMS (MEP / FP); Schuler Shook Lighting Designers (Lighting)