Columbia Public Library

Columbia, Missouri

The Columbia Public Library is a lively place with people bustling all around accessing activities and books that offer opportunities to enrich one’s life through education and exposure to the world of ideas and data. Expanding upon the existing structure, the new Columbia Public Library is defined by a series of geometrically distinct forms, each clad in a unique material, housing specific library functions. The conical entrance pavilion, the oblong utility spine, the cylindrical collections area, and the administration rectangle prove integral to the way visitors understand and navigate the library. The integration of public art by Albert Paley and Joseph Falsetti adds to the dramatic impression on both the passerby and the user.

City of Columbia
Gallery, Library, Art Display