Annie Barrett Selected for Architectural League’s Branch Library Study


MFA Architecture faculty Annie Barrett and her group UNION have been selected to participate in the Architectural League and Center for an Urban Future’s Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries study. The study will identify the challenges that branch libraries face and propose design solutions to stimulate conversation about means to support New York’s three library systems and the vital services they provide. These challenges include promoting access to expanding resources of the digital world while continuing to circulate books and other print resources; accommodating the full range of library programs, from adult literacy and ESL to after-school programs for children and teens and technology training for senior citizens; and enhancing libraries’ capacity to serve as physical and civic hubs of their communities. For more information on the study, see the Architectural League and the Center for an Urban Future.