Boston Public Library, East Boston Branch
Boston, MA

Overlooking the Bremen Street Park, the new East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library serves the entire East Boston community, one of Boston’s fastest-growing and most diverse neighborhoods. The project includes an open-plan community reading room with views of the park and the Boston skyline, with dedicated areas for adults, children & teens, in addition to a quiet reading room, a conference room and community space for multipurpose programs. A Reading Porch runs the length of the building along the park, providing outdoor space for reading, congregating, and using the wireless internet network. Plan flexibility and a focus on early literacy programming define this compact, technologically advanced branch library. The building is LEED Gold Certified. (15,000 s.f.)

2018 BSA Interior Architecture/Interior Design Citation Award
Four-Time BSA Harleston Parker Medal Finalist (2014-2016, 2018)
2017 AIA New England Design Merit Award
2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Award
2016 Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award
2015 BSA Harelston Parker People’s Choice Award
Robert Benson Photography