About Looking Forward
The Athenaeum is an independent member-supported library and museum that engages members, scholars and the interested general public. A vital on-site and on-line community, it actively celebrates the cultural and intellectual life of Philadelphia with historical, design, literary and educational activities.
Looking Forward is a conceptual architectural design competition which challenged architects, designers and artists to imagine an Athenaeum of the future, in honor of the 200th Anniversary of the Athenaeum, in 2014.
Use the links on the menu above to browse the entries, view the winners, and read more about the competition and its impact.