Rizvi Architects
Peabody Essex Museum – James Duncan Phillips Library

Rizvi provided complete design services for the rehabilitation of the historical Peabody Essex Museum’s James Duncan Phillips Library.

The project included restoration of the reading room of the former Essex Athenaeum to its original function.

The design achieves a careful balance between preservation of the historic structure, and modernization, including the addition of climate-controlled archives, galleries, reading rooms, and a new compact storage space for the library’s extensive collection.

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