Martin Luther King Branch Library
Moody Nolan is providing full design services for the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Library located in Columbus, Ohio. The new 18,700 square foot library will include an entry lobby and atrium dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Barack Obama. In addition to the atrium, the project will also include a changing art gallery dedicated to Columbus artist Aminah Robinson.
The design of the library is being generated from the transformation of the Columbus Metropolitan Library brand into a unique building that provides transparencies allowing for the abundance of natural light throughout. The library is being designed to offer many levels of spatial organization that will aim to create multiple scales of transient lounge space. The new library will function as a library, but will provide a much needed community center and gathering place for the surrounding neighborhood.