We are very pleased to announce that our recently completed project for the Framingham Public Library has been awarded a 2016 Boston Society of Architects Accessible Design Award. Congratulations to our design team and the Town of Framingham!
Our challenge was to redesign the site and entries at the central library built in 1975 to create a more welcoming connection to city. An inclined landscape provides a gradual transition from the street to the first floor five feet above it. A light steel and polycarbonate arcade create a sheltered passage and a new front face for the heavy masonry building. Along with the reading garden on the side that replaces a parking garage, they create a compelling sequence of accessible public spaces.