The Schlesinger Library is renowned for being a leading archival research library for the history of American women. It recently acquired the papers ofAngela Davis and holds manuscripts from iconic historic figures including Susan B. Anthony and Amelia Earhart. Maintaining the original footprint of the building, the project is fundamentally about a renovation that could manifest new visions for the coexistence of digitally-born and analogue archives, and how a new and more public teaching/learning experience could emerge from that new vision.
Status: Completed 2019
Client: Harvard University
Location: Cambridge, MA
Frano Violich, FAIA; Managing Principal
Sheila Kennedy, FAIA; Principal Consulting on Design
Edwin Goodell, AIA; Project Architect
Daniel Sebaldt, AIA; Project Manager
Shawna Meyer, AIA, Jessica Jorge, Ben Widger, Nick Johnson, Robert White, Ji Shi
Architect: Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Ltd.
Building Envelope: CBI Consulting
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold Consulting Engineers, PC
Lighting Designer: Available Light
Code Consultant: Jensen Hughes
Acoustic Consultant: Cavanaugh Tocci Associates
Photographer: John Horner