Learning from the Library (without Cracking a Book) (2015)

I was excited to be invited to visit Smith College in April 2015 to talk about library design. Just a week before my visit Smith announced that Maya Lin (whose mother is an alum) and Shepley Bulfinch would be partnering on the design of their new library building. I gave my talk to a packed room — quite a heartening turnout, for which I’m very grateful, and which speaks volumes (ha! a library joke!) to the community’s commitment to the library. You can find my slides and text here.