Project Designer and Principal for MTMA inc
City of Woburn Massachusetts
PowderHouse Arts center
Sundsvall Arts Centre
Woburn Public Library
Pleasant Street, Woburn, MA
The original Richardsonian building was conceived as a jewel within a park-like setting, but time and development have slowly eroded the parklike surroundings. Our proposal re-establishes this wonderful concept by wrapping the base of the original library with a landscaped podium, the roof of the new building, creating a green, park-like foreground to the original building when viewed from all sides.
This podium concept provides flexible, scale-able space and a seamless transition between the new and the old. The large skylight provides natural light and an airy feeling to the new spaces, as well as a constant visual connection back to the original building.