The Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library is located in Nubian Square, the heart of Boston's historic Black community.
Designed in 1978 by Kallmann and McKinnell Architects, it was conceived of as an introvert in the Brutalist style.
This 2,500 square metre renovation includes a revitalized community room with state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, new lighting, and large windows overlooking a new entrance and plaza.
New programs include a technology teaching lab, a nutrition lab featuring a full kitchen, and a dedicated, prominently located African American collection. Expanded computer stations and laptop availability provide access to technology throughout the library.
Project: Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library Renovation