Ratcliff Architecture News

RATCLIFF participates in Library Journal Webcast Event: A Tour of Two New Landmark Libraries, September 6, 2012

Joseph Nicola, Associate Principal and Ben Levi, Associate, will present the UC Berkeley School of Law Addition during the Tour of Two New Landmark Libraries - Library Journal Webcast on September 6th.

Use them as prototypes for your next building project or treat them as think tanks for great design ideas that will support your library’s advancement, the 2012 five New Landmark Libraries represent the best of what academic libraries are today and provide a glimpse into the library of the future. The Landmarks, named by a team of 6 expert judges from a national pool, were profiled in the July 1 issue of Library Journal. They are flexible. They are green. They reinvent the library as the campus core in support of the whole student. In this webcast, two architecture firms, moderated by New Library Landmarks project lead Louise Schaper, will take you into their New Landmark Libraries. One is a not-to-be-missed stunning legal library whose airy and light spaces defy the constraints of a small footprint. The other—a community college that also serves as the neighborhood’s public library—is chock full of fresh design and service ideas. The speakers will explore the beauty and the brains behind these buildings—what makes them amazing today and promising for tomorrow; resilient and deeply meaningful to the campus and community they serve.