On Wednesday June 8th, SOM Design Partner Brian Lee will speak at a free, public event called "Books and... : How Librarians and Architects are Designing the 21st Century Library." Hosted by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chicago chapter, the event will take place at the recently opened, SOM-designed Chinatown Branch of the Chicago Public Library. Lee joins speakers from the Chicago Public Library and Chicago Public Building Commission, as well as representatives from two Illinois-based architecture firms that recently worked on library renovation projects.
The Chinatown Branch of the Chicago Public Library serves as a new civic, educational, and social hub for Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood, providing a public gathering place geared toward community activities and driven by technology-based learning. In April this year, the library was recognized with a 2016 Library Building Award, the highest designation for libraries in the United States, by the AIA and American Library Association/Library Leadership and Management Association.
Books and... : How Librarians and Architects are Designing the 21st Century Library
June 8, 2016
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch
2100 South Wentworth Avenue
The event is free and open to the public. Online registration is required.