Richard Foster (Architecture, Alumnus)

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, New York City, (1972)
Photo Credit: NYU Bobst Library

The striking library, built around a 150-foot atrium, is among the buildings designed by Foster credited for reshaping the campus of New York University. The 2010 AIA Guide to New York City says the building uses “Classical parts in a sometimes illogical, but startling manner . . . Inside, a great atrium brings light and grand space to its users. Outside it shades the park.”