New Main Public Library, City of Rochester
Rochester, NY

This new Main Public Library is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, adjacent to the new Bausch and Lomb World Headquarters. A contemporary extension to a 1930’s neo-classical library, it is organized around a civic-scaled interior “street” linking the city’s waterfront district with its midtown shopping district. The library’s ground floor opens to Broad St. with a series of tall arched windows, allowing views into the busy Periodical Reading Area (100,000 s.f.). LaBella Associates is the Associated Architect.

1998 Excellence in Design Award, Rochester, NY Chapter, AIA
Photography: © David Lamb