Located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States, Lewis Library at Princeton University was designed by Gehry Partners LLP. a multistory 87,000 sq ft building that will house Princeton’s science collections and technology spaces and study, research and classroom space. The angular steel, glass brick and stucco library is a signature Gehry building, conceived by a legendary creative mind and crafted by the most advanced digital design tools available to today’s practicing architects.
Gehry utilized Catia software to model the shapes of the building and to inform the shape of such signature touches as the wavy- lined canary yellow welcome desk. The building is accented with bold colors inside and out. Standing in the library’s highest level, visitors are treated to alternating glimpses of color outside every window- shades of green, purple and orange. A colorful assortment of deep blue, green, yellow and black desk chairs complete the group study and seminar rooms while angular grey tables and chairs finish out the reading areas and common spaces.