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Building the 21st Century Library: Campus, City, Culture

Wed, Apr 06, 2016 | 6:00 pm

Temple University Libraries and the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, present a series of programs exploring the theoretical constructs and material processes behind Temple’s new library building designed by world-renowned architectural firm, Snøhetta. This structure, set to open in the fall of 2018, will be a groundbreaking manifestation of the 21st century library, which catalyzes learning and intellectual engagement; connects people and ideas; and inspires the discovery, creation, preservation, and sharing of knowledge.

Join us for a panel discussion on the impacts of architecture on our cities, campuses, and the cultural institutions therein. Doors will open at 5:00 PM and light refreshments will be served.

Margaret Carney, Associate Vice President and University Architect, Temple University

Peter Conn, Executive Director, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Craig Dykers, Founding Partner, Architect, Snøhetta

Anne Fadullon, Director of Planning and Development, City of Philadelphia

Joseph Lucia, Dean, Temple University Libraries

Timothy Rub, The George D. Widener Director and Chief Executive Officer, The Philadelphia

Museum of Art

Inga Saffron, Architecture Critic, Philadelphia Inquirer

Programs begin this spring and run through next fall. This semester we will investigate the culture and theory of design, cultural institutions, and campus planning. Next fall, programs will focus on applied, project-based examples of the design and construction process. Visit library.temple.edu for updates on fall programs.

Please kindly RSVP to byndthpg@temple.edu by Monday, April 4.

This program is part of the Libraries' Beyond the Page public programming series. For more information, visit library.temple.edu/beyondthepage.

This program is generously co-sponsored by the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

Temple Performing Arts Center