The Shape of Things:Full Circle, a sculpture by Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector, hangs from the central dome of the Visitacion Valley Branch. It is made of interlocking steel hoops and recycled bicycle gears.
The Shape of Things: The Mansueto Library, located adjacent to the University of Chicago’s main Regenstein Library, houses 3.5 million volumes underground, accessible via a high-density automated storage and retrieval system. An elliptical glass dome encloses the Grand Reading Room, and the library also houses conservation and digitization labs.
Collaborative Learning: The remodeling of the Colonial Heights branch focused on expanding area for teen and children’s services and supporting a new homework coach program for youth. Two glassed-in study rooms serve the coach program and offer easily monitored space for small groups to study at other times.