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St. Louis Public Library Central Library Renovation, Design Project Architect - Cannondesign, 2012.

The Library, designed by Cass Gilbert in beaux arts style, was completed in 1912. For 100 years this utilitarian space at the rear was used for 7 stories of independently structured book stacks open only to library staff and largely hidden from the public by obscured glass windows and no connection to the ornate public rooms at the front. The renovation allowed the space to be open to the public and connected visually and physically to the city on the exterior and rest of the library on interior. The existing white glazed brick shell was left in place and exposed to view, with new transparent spaces added but not touching the existing shell.

Project Team: CannonDesign - George Nikolajevich, Tom Harvath, Rich Bacino, Tom Bergmann, Matt Huff, Erik Mease, John McAllister, Dan Stewart, Steve Brown. Environmental Graphics: Kuhlmann Leavitt. Lighting: Derek Porter Studio, William Tao & Associates. Engineering: William Tao & Associates, David Mason & Associates. Restoration Architect: Frens and Frens. Owner's Rep: CLR. Construction Manager: BSI. Photography: Tim Hursley


Women in the Design World: Work in Progress, an exhibition presented by the Sam Fos School of Design and Visual arts in conjunction with the Women in Architecture Symposium 2014.

Lynn Grossman, AIA / M.Arch, 1982