WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2017

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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ate their own media is a central part of our mission. Our current location in the basement of Building A at Brook School Apartments limits visibility and access. Relocating to the lower level of the Old Library will give us a permanent home with better space, including a small recording studio that will be available to the public." Once the media center was brought in, there was a growing feeling that the WAIC was the "Right People, Right Place, Right Time." After the working group unanimously en- dorsed the WAIC proposal in December 2015, one of the working group members, John Sallay, joined the WAIC Advisory Board, bring- ing with him 13 years of experience with the Old Library re-use project. Funding for archi- tectural and engineering services was approved at Annual Town Meeting in May 2016. The Pawtucket, R.I. firm of LLB Architects is working with the Permanent Building Committee (PBC) to design the interior. Artist John Thompson, the Advisory Board's member on the PBC, notes that the work is guided by the need to meet current building codes and provide flexible space while also respecting the historical integrity of the 100 plus-year-old structure. The plan is for the entrance lobby and reading room to be carefully restored and used for events like lectures, movie nights, art shows, music recitals, and "immaculately clean" classes. With a capacity of 49 persons, it will also be available to rent. Classroom space 109 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 7

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