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Library Pod

This is where you check in as a visitor, the de facto face of the school. Lidia (pictured) is its functioning heart. Her workspace was intended to be a librarian's desk only and has become overwhelmed by the accoutrements of running a school full-time. Not only this, but two additional staff members will need to share this space come fall. That it needs to be replaced is a no-brainer. What makes it possible is: (1) pro bono design and installation, (2) a cost-effective cabinet maker, and (3) the fact that the demolition of existing fixtures is paid for and performed by the school district. This is the art of getting shit done.

The original desk and a list of changes requested by principals and staff

The original desk and a list of changes requested by principals and staff

Proof-of-concept collage above, equipment layout below

Proof-of-concept collage above, equipment layout below

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Surveillance photos of the demolition, delivery, and final assembly

Surveillance photos of the demolition, delivery, and final assembly

The new fixture brings clarity to the surrounding spaces inside the library.

The new fixture brings clarity to the surrounding spaces inside the library.

Final assembly, three weeks into the fall semester

Final assembly, three weeks into the fall semester