Carol Loewenson on Transforming Brooklyn’s Libraries Through Design Panel
On Thursday, October 17th, MG Partner Carol Loewenson spoke on the Transforming Brooklyn’s Libraries Through Design Panel. As part of the Center for Architecture’s 2019 Archtober events, the panel comprised of several architects who are working to improve the Brooklyn Public Library System. Ms. Loewensen presented MG’s design for the new Sunset Park Library that is part of an affordable housing project that broke ground earlier this year. This shared-use model will be the first project of its kind in New York City and will greatly expand the amenities and services that the Sunset Park branch provides. The following discussion focused on the changing role of libraries today and how design can create opportunities for community engagement and flexible programming so that libraries can better serve their neighborhoods.