The courtyard at the center of Building 14 is being renovated concurrently with Hayden Library, the MIT Libraries announced today. Longtime hopes for renovating this underutilized outdoor space have been given new life with a design concept from Kennedy & Violich Architecture (KVA), architects of the library renovation, working in collaboration with Stephen Stimson Associates Landscape Architects. Both the library and courtyard renovation projects are expected to be completed at the same time later this year.
“This is a terrific opportunity to transform a prime campus location into a beautiful, oasis-like space unlike any other on campus,” says Director of Libraries Chris Bourg. “KVA’s design makes thoughtful connections between inside and out and will provide a welcoming outdoor space for the MIT community to pause and recharge.”
“In re-imagining the future of Hayden Library, the team at KVA was very excited to rediscover the courtyard as a green space in