Founder Enoch Pratt conceived his library as a “people’s university” where citizens could educate themselves without cost. Ayers Saint Gross has helped to expand the Pratt’s mission through renovations and expansion of the Central Library over several phases, from the 1980s to the present. Currently, Ayers Saint Gross is leading a comprehensive renovation and restoration of the Central Library to strengthen its position as a valuable state resource in the 21st century. The project will make collections easier to access; increase spaces for collaboration and creative learning; and modernize systems.
Baltimore, MD, United States
345,000 SF (300,000 SF Renovation / 45,000 SF Addition)
Baltimore Chapter AIA Design Excellence Award
Architectural Woodwork Institute Award of Excellence
Associated Builders & Contractors, Excellence in Construction Award