Free and open to the public
For May’s WiD Wednesday, visit the newly transformed Johnson Building at the Boston Public Library.
Located on one of the most pedestrian-friendly and vibrant retail streets in Boston, this civic monument provides the city with a world-class public library. Originally built as two wings in 1895 and 1972, this 156,000 square foot renovation of public floors transforms the inward facing 1972 addition into an inviting, light-filled public space that welcomes all and extends the library into the newly defined public plaza on Boylston Street. The renovation collects the most active programming at the library’s front door and makes a seamless connection to the city of Boston. The transformation unifies the two wings into a cohesive whole for the first time.
Sindu Meier AIA and Elizabeth Bondaryk AIA of William Rawn Associates will provide a tour of the landmarked 1972 Phillip Johnson addition.
When: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Front Lobby of the Boston Public Library, Johnson Building, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
After the tour we will gather at a local restaurant to continue the conversation.
Visit the William Rawn Associates website for more information about the renovation: www.rawnarch.com/BPLJohnson
WiD Wednesdays are casual networking events that occur on the first Wednesday of every month with a focus on celebrating local design.
To learn more about Women in Design, visit architects.org/committees/women-design
To find us look for someone wearing a red WiD button. This free event is brought to you by the Events Sub-Committee of WiD (Women in Design Boston), a committee of the Boston Society of Architects.
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