The Reading Room is a branch library for Architecture and Planning students housed within Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture’s Higgins Hall. Conceived as an intensively multi-functional space, the Reading Room is at once a library for students, faculty, and the larger Pratt community, as well as a reception space in the lobby of the architecture school’s Steven Holl-designed building.
The space of the library houses a seminar room and pinup space, and hosts events, requiring variable levels of control and transformation of the space. With our extensive experience integration motion and transformability and familiarity with a wide range of fabrication methods, MKCA was uniquely qualified to develop the library from concept through completion.
In progress, with anticipated completion in 2019.