1. Acclaimed designer Maya Lin and national design firm Shepley Bulfinch chosen to redesign Neilson Library at Smith College

    Acclaimed designer Maya Lin and national design firm Shepley Bulfinch chosen to redesign Neilson Library at Smith College

    Smith College officials on Wednesday announced that acclaimed designer Maya Lin and design firm Shepley Bulfinch have been chosen to redesign the main library at the Northampton women's college. College officials are banking on Lin and Shepley Bulfinch to re-imagine and redesign the William Allan Neilson Library into a world-class facility that preserves history and encourages new methods of learning. The Lin/Shepley Bulfinch team was chosen for the project after an international search.

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    1. Maya Lin's celebrated work within the combined fields of architecture, art and landscape – coupled with Shepley Bulfinch's extensive experience in creating 21st-century academic libraries – will create a new library that is not only functional but forward-looking.
    2. It has been a privilege to partner with Smith in early stages of planning for this project.
    3. It would have meant the world to my mother to know that I am working on this project.
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