Robin Hood Library Initiative

Robin Hood Library Initiative

Robin Hood Library Initiative

Working with the Robin Hood Library Initiative, Marvel Architects designed four new libraries serving the communities of underfunded public schools. Each project created bright, inspiring places to read and study while meeting tight budget and schedule limits. 


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PS9Q
Working with the Robin Hood Library Initiative, Marvel Architects designed four new libraries serving the communities of underfunded public schools. ©Peter Mauss/ESTO
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PS9Q
Each project created bright, inspiring places to read and study while meeting tight budget and schedule limits. ©Peter Mauss/ESTO
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PS9Q
©Peter Mauss/ESTO
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PS105
As the New York Times noted about one designed space, “it is a very big deal, the new library at P.S. 105. A new library feeds a boy’s dreams.” ©Peter Mauss/ESTO
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PS105
©Peter Mauss/ESTO
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PS105
©Peter Mauss/ESTO
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PS105
©Peter Mauss/ESTO
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PS196K
© Kevin Chu + Jessica Paul
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PS196K
© Kevin Chu + Jessica Paul
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PS196K
© Kevin Chu + Jessica Paul
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PS380
© Kevin Chu + Jessica Paul
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PS380
© Kevin Chu + Jessica Paul
Year
2007
Location
Brooklyn, New York
Client
Owner: NYC Board of Education, 28-11 Queens Plaza North, LIC, NY 11101 Client: Robin Hood Foundation, 826 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10003
Typology
Institutional, Library
Size
PS105 2,400 S.F.; PS196 1,950 S.F.; PS380 2,200 S.F.; PS9Q 1,300 S.F. SF
Design Team
Jonathan Marvel, Principal; Michael Pilarski, Project Architect
Consultants
Contractor: F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc., 80 South Street, New York, NY 10038
Photography Credits
PS9Q and PS105 ©Peter Mauss/ESTO; PS196 and PS380 ©Chu and Paul Photography, Kevin Chu + Jessica Paul
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