Minneapolis architect wins Madison library job

Paul Snyder

The criticism directed toward Madison’s selection of Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle Ltd. as Central Library designer has more to do with the process than the architect.

“The product we end up with has to last most of our lifetime, and it’s just too important to cut corners,” said Alderwoman Judy Compton.

In a memo (PDF) to Common Council and Madison Library Board members Wednesday, Library Board President Tripp Widder said Minneapolis-based MS&R beat four other finalists for the role of project architect. The decision needs approval from three city boards and the Common Council to become official.

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