Boston Public Library

Glass Fin Wall | Boston, Massachusetts

This 156,000 sf renovation has dramatically transformed the second wing of the iconic Boston Public Library from a solid stone bunker to an inviting light-filled space that spills out into a newly defined public plaza. Increasing ceiling height and replacing dark-tinted glass and stone walls with floor-to-ceiling structural glass walls has completely opened the library’s interior to the city streets that surround the library on three sides. This project has received numerous awards, including the 2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Award and the 2017 Congress for the New Urbanism, Charter Awards, Grand Prize.