Alice M. Young Neighborhood Branch Library
City of Houston
The one-story, 16,000 square foot Alice M. Young Neighborhood Branch Library replaces an existing storefront library in the nearby Palm Center shopping mall. This library will serve as a vital community center for the residents of the OST/South Union neighborhood of Houston. It is located adjacent to a commuter rail line, bus stops, and pedestrian walkways on a formerly blighted corner property.
Through a series of community meetings, Perkins+Will worked closely with the City of Houston and the Houston Public Library to design a dynamic, technology-intensive facility that promotes interactivity and cutting-edge library service, while promoting efficiency and value.
The branch is on a highly visible corner, and will advertise its services to residents via its striking curved facades and rooflines. It is anticipated that the replacement Alice M. Young Neighborhood Library will serve as a catalyst for business and cultural growth in its rapidly-changing neighborhood.