Architects list survives Madison library project changes

Paul Snyder

Madison is sticking to its shortlist of design teams for the reconstruction of Central Library even though the project has changed and other architects have expressed interest.

“Knowing now what the plan is, I think the city could get a lot more interest from national firms and a lot better response than it first did,” said Matthew Aro, co-founder of Madison-based Aro Eberle Architects Inc., which chose not to compete for the original design work. “The question for the city is whether it ultimately will accept mediocre architecture or world-class architecture.”

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