St. Louis Public Library, Central Branch
St. Louis, MO

Client: St. Louis Public Library
Architect: Cannon Design
Developer: CLR Consultants, Inc.
General Contractor: BSI
Electrical Contractor: SACHS Electric

Illumination Awards: Two Awards of Merit

On the eve of the Library’s centennial, its directors sought to revitalize the library by resurrecting the building's historic grandeur and reworking the library’s functions to meet the informational and technological needs of its patrons well into the next hundred years.

The directors recognized lighting as an essential element in accomplishing this goal.
Through restoration, customization, and innovation, lighting was reintegrated into the architecture in ways previously unavailable, reinforcing Cass Gilbert’s vision with beautiful and sustainable solutions.