making the weston library
Building monograph on Oxford University's Weston Library.
Project management, editing, copywriting, concept and creative development
In September 2014, Giles Gilbert Scott’s New Bodleian building at Oxford University reopened to readers as the Weston Library. Scott’s building – completed in the 1940s – has been transformed to provide a new home for the Bodleian’s special collections, with the general public invited inside for the very first time.
This building monograph, produced as a collaboration between the university and architects Wilkinson Eyre, tells the building’s story within the context of the wider Bodleian complex. It starts with the design of Scott’s building, describes its more recent reconfiguration, and discusses the new space – and the changing role of the research library – with its many users.
The book was released by Bodleian Publishing in May 2016, and the Weston Library shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize in the same year.