Homewood Library Renovation

Homewood Library Renovation

Interior entrance

  • Interior entrance
  • Entry - before and after
  • Main reading room
  • Children's room
  • Teen area
  • Seating area
  • Auditorium
  • Custom lighting by artist Daniel Sadler and Pfaffmann + Associates
  • Design process
  • Exterior
  • Project information
  • Featured quote
  • Awards

As part of a major capital campaign, P+A completed a historically sensitive renovation to this 1910 Alden & Harlow building. Improvements included removal of an intrusive 1973 mezzanine from the main reading room, a new children's room, and an upgraded auditorium for concerts and community events. The result is a more welcoming, physically accessible, and technologically advanced library, along with a dramatic increase in circulation.

Client: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (2003)

2004 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Award
Preservation Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

2004 Annual Preservation Award
Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh

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