Events

Temple University Libraries Present, Building the 21st Century Library: Stories, Spaces, Function

Temple University Libraries and the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design at the Tyler School of Art present a series of programs exploring the theoretical constructs and material processes behind Temple’s new library building, designed by world-renowned architectural firm, Snøhetta. This structure, set to be completed in the spring of 2019, will be a groundbreaking manifestation of the 21st century library, which catalyzes learning and intellectual engagement; connects people and ideas; and inspires the discovery, creation, preservation, and sharing of knowledge.

Join us for part three of the Building the 21st Century Library series: a panel discussion on the pre-design programming process and the library program for the new central library. The library program both addresses practical questions in terms of users, equipment, accommodation, etc., and the symbolic presence of the library on campus.

The panel will be moderated by graduate students Emily Logan (Fox School of Business’ Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship program) and Arash Jafarian (Tyler School of Art), with the following expert panelists:

Joe Benford, Deputy Director of Customer Engagement, Free Library of Philadelphia

Elliot Felix, Founder, brightspot strategy

Nathan McRae, Project Director, Senior Architect, Snøhetta

Robert Shuman Jr., AIA LEED AP, Associate Professor of Architecture, Temple University

Introduction and concluding remarks provided by Joseph Lucia, dean of Temple University Libraries, and Kate Wingert-Playdon, associate dean of the division of Architecture and Environmental Design and professor of Architecture.

Please kindly RSVP to byndthpg@temple.edu by Monday, April 3.

Doors will open at 5:00 PM and light refreshments will be served.

This program is generously co-sponsored by the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University.