Joel Sanders Architect

Princeton Julian Street Library

The Julian Street Library, a newly renovated library in a 1960s modernist building at Princeton University, transforms a 3,100 SF reading room into a state-of-the art multimedia learning environment. Situated between a residential college and the main campus center, the library acts as a hub for undergraduate students on their way to the central campus.

Recognizing that with the advent of digital technologies libraries are multipurpose spaces that sponsor study and social interaction, our design reconceived the refurbished library as a wired environment where students can work, lounge, and socialize day and night.

Location Princeton, NJ
Size 3,100 SF
Year 2011
Photos Peter Aaron / ESTO