June 20, 2024

Carol Loewenson and Iris Weinshall Speak at AIA24 on the Transformation of Historic Libraries

Every year, the AIA Conference on Architecture and Design brings together the AEC industry to network, share knowledge, gain exposure, and find multidisciplinary solutions to today’s most pressing issues. MG Partner Carol Loewenson and Iris Weinshall, the visionary Chief Operating Officer of NYPL, delivered their “Transformed Historic Libraries Anchor Communities” presentation at the AIA24 Seminar to share important lessons learned from our latest accomplishments.

The seminar addressed two recent Carnegie transformations in the Bronx and spoke to the branches’ historic role, architectural significance, and civic presence in local communities. Through the case studies of Hunts Point and Melrose branch libraries, the duo explored technology, infrastructure, preservation, new construction, flexibility, and sustainability.