Dewey Decibel Podcast: Library Architecture and Design

Conversations about new buildings and renovations

August 17, 2020

Dewey Decibel: Library Architecture and Design

In Episode 53, Dewey Decibel explores new ideas and issues in library architecture and design.

First, Dewey Decibel host and American Libraries Senior Editor Phil Morehart speaks with Wardell Ross Jr., director of Houston operations for architectural firm Moody Nolan, who was project manager for Texas Southern University’s new Library Learning Center. Morehart and Ross discuss the library’s features and how its design reflects and showcases the heritage of the historically Black university.

Next, Morehart talks with Susan Nemitz, director of Santa Cruz (Calif.) Public Libraries, about how the library shifted its remodeling and rebuilding plans to accommodate the COVID-19 pandemic.

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