Curbed — "Imagining the Design of the Library That Does Everything"

December 9th 2014

Partner Brad Samuels talks with Curbed about libraries and how their design could transform the city.

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"The traditional image of the library as a quiet repository for the written word is less true today than it has ever been. Arguably, libraries have never been merely homes for books, but carry with them an aura of intellectualism that reflexively expands. Today, libraries fulfill myriad roles: community hubs, co-working spaces, depositories for local resources, information, and creativity. They offer children's storytimes, de facto babysitting for older kids, job training, ESL classes, discussion groups, safe space for tutoring, elder care, and more.

'What we found,' says Brad Samuels, partner of Brooklyn-based SITU Studio, 'is that libraries literally do everything.'"