Room to Flourish at the Boston Athenæum

Schwartz/Silver is designing a renovation and expansion at the Boston Athenæum. The Athenæum, located at 10 ½ Beacon Street, is one of the oldest independent libraries in the United States. After completing their comprehensive renovation in 2000, we are honored to have the opportunity to work with this prestigious institution again, as they seek to expand their collections while enhancing spaces within the institution for both patrons and staff.

Click on the images below to access sliders that compare the before and after renderings of the proposed changes.

Additional information about the expansion can be found at the Boston Athenæum’s website.


Fourth Floor


Third Floor


Trustees Room


Art Books Collection


Study Center