Chicago, Illinois, United States
Breathing new life into a community hub
SOM’s proposed expansion and renovation of the Appleton Public Library emphasizes a design approach rooted in bringing nature inside, providing daylit spaces and sightlines, and creating multi-purposes spaces for visitors of all ages. The library has long been an institution that represents Appleton’s dedication to learning, knowledge, and social responsibility. Reimagining and reviving the building reflects the values and strength of the library as the heart of this community.