STUYVESANT HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY
NEW YORK CITY, NY / 6,000 SF
The way students use a library has radically changed since this world class high school's library was built a generation ago. While the existing library had been retrofitted more recently to accommodate fixed computer stations and a writing center, the library spaces and services are so in demand that eager students often waited in line at the front door to gain access. In response, HMA2 conceived a learning and gathering center that could flexibly accommodate large numbers of students working in groups, multiple computer stations, teaching with smart boards, and assemblies for events as well as a home for the English department and its writing center. Now students enter an open, compact and welcoming loft for learning and an oasis for study.