Ketchum Library, c1968, was very much a “period piece” of late modernist architecture. The design response was sympathetic to the scale and texture of Ketchum, while providing an exciting, more visually accessible addition to the campus. The airy gallery addition reinforces the axial formality of the original library.
One of the preservation challenges was to save the exterior mosaics flanking the main entry to the building. These mosaics were successfully woven into the new building design, resulting in a handsome new face on the library.