MPA’s model of the Elmhurst Public Library (Queens, NYC), to be completed in six months, is on display at Columbia University in the 400 Level Gallery of Avery Hall, as part of an exhibition of faculty projects and publications. The new 30,000 sf building addresses the complex urban situation created by a 15-story apartment building that had obscured the site’s historical park, by re-establishing the institution’s visibility on Broadway. The project is the largest building realized by a small firm within the DDC’s Design and Construction Design Excellence Program.
The end of construction is just the beginning. MPA likes to visit and document our projects after they have been in use for a while. We loved..
On Tuesday MPA presented a detailed reading of the Elmhurst Community Library at Arup, as part of their “Innovations in Architecture” lecture..
Elmhurst Library is featured as the first awarded project in Museums and Cultural Buildings category of 2018 American Architecture Award !! https://www.americanarchitectureawards.com/award-details.html?award=32502