May 23, 2022

Video: A Panel of Architects and Critics Discuss “A Renaissance of Library Architecture” at SFPL Event

A panel discussion, recorded at the San Francisco Public Library on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 and formally titled: “20 Years: A Renaissance of Library Architecture” is embedded below.

Note: 2016 is the 20th anniversary of the current SFPL Main Library located on Larkin.


[A] distinguished panel of architects and critics as they discuss trends in modern library architecture over the past 20 years.

Panel Members

Marsha Maytum, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Mark Schatz, consultant, formerly with Field Paoli Architects

Cathy Simon, Perkins + Will

John King, Architecture Critic, San Francisco Chronicle;

Charles Higueras, Project Management, San Francisco Public Works, Moderator

About Gary Price

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