May 14, 2021

Library Architecture

As inaugural post on this blog I just want share a light-hearted note.

Being a nerd, I certainly love libraries. Kennedy Library on the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus, where I work, is a wonderful place simply because it is a library.

However, I’ve always felt it looked like a building you would use to burn books rather than store books. In the image below, one can almost imagine the books are aglow:

Kennedy Library


In its favor, I will note that a colleague in architectural engineering assures me that the building is seismically sound.

Again, I love the library so this is just a light-hearted post - it’s probably just the brutalist architecture that gets to me.