THE MORSE INSTITUTE LIBRARY
This design features the Victorian Gothic heritage of the existing 1873 library. A three-level atrium wraps the former exterior, creating a dramatic entry sequence that is lit from above by a large skylight lightly touching the old building. This new space bathes the walls of the existing library in daylight and creates a new indoor civic space for the town of Natick.
The interior design of the addition takes design cues from the existing architecture, creating a unified composition. Daylight is introduced into the lower level of the library through the atrium and into the children’s room from skylights that are located at the sidewalk above.