Ideas | May 22nd 2019

CBT Sketchbook No. 1: Woburn Public Library Building Renovation & Addition

It’s all about the process! The design journey of each of CBT’s projects, from prior to selection through a project’s completion, can be a fascinating and complex one, exploring many possible futures for any given design commission. In this CBT Sketchbook, we took a deep dive into the creative process behind the design for the renovation and expansion of a renowned H.H. Richardson-designed building in Woburn, Massachusetts.

The book visits the quarry in Ohio where the original limestone for the building was sourced, counts the window sashes that were individually removed and restored, and explains some of the cutting-edge technology that allowed the design team to design the new construction with incredible precision. Now, more than a decade after it was begun, the project is a jewel within its city and a point of pride for CBT.

Click here to flip through and download our new Woburn Public Library Sketchbook.