This hypothetical 60,000 square foot public library is designed for the South-West corner of the intersection of Washington and Michigan Streets in South Bend, Indiana. It is designed around a central sky-lit atrium containing a grand stair. Large windows light the shelves and reading room, and are organized to align with standard stack spacing. Small pedimented aedicules are centered in each arched window and express the shelves they are aligned with (and by extension the use of the building as a home for books). A theater/lecture hall, which contains murals of St. Joseph County, terminates the procession of the staircase as it arrives on the second floor.
The project is rendered in a mixture of Lamp Black and New Gamboge. The design and rendering took five days.