As the Harvard University Graduate School of Design grows and expands, questions of space always arise. Wood-frame houses now host faculty, classrooms, research labs, and other projects, but until this summer PhD students didn’t have a suitable home. The Frances Loeb Library has recently renovated its lower level, changing what used to be stacks space into an open, focused workspace for PhD students. A meeting room and desks provide a new home to these students, perfectly embedded in the abundant resources that the library offers.
Ann Whiteside, librarian and assistant dean for information resources, says: “We were thrilled to be able to accommodate evolving user needs in this way while maintaining accessibility to materials.”