Completed August 2015   |   16,000 sq. ft.   |   2 floors

The Chinatown Library serves as a cultural center, where people can learn about Chicago’s Chinatown community and Chinese culture. The building won national design awards from the American Library Association and the American Institute of Architects.

We collaborated with the LEED Gold-seeking library to create a feng shui and flexible interior. All spaces connect to the central atrium, similar to a traditional Chinese courtyard, which provides clear orientation and spatial cohesion. The art and design of the new building represents the voice of Chinatowns community and showcases the area’s development—past, present, and future.