The Robin Hood Foundation has been successfully
funding public projects for years. Their latest project consists of bringing together nine award wining Architects to redesign nine public school libraries across the city. The primary goal is to bring top quality design to the public realm and by producing a range of interesting school libraries in New York, to then spread this concept throughout 600 public schools across the country. Ronnette Riley Architect was chosen to redesign the 2200 sf. Library space of Public School 149/207 in the district of Harlem. The brief required the chosen architect to design a modern day kid’s library containing a reading area, writing area and a multimedia center. Given that the floor plan was rectangular, the design solution would have to deal with creating these different spaces whilst still maintaining the feeling of unity.