Universally, when changes in a society were deemed essential, the public would organize rallies and protests at public sites to demand for said changes. People from all walks of life come together at once, to assemble in densities for a common cause, and in formations that can range from crowds marching forward or in a landlocked state that can be aided or aggravated by architectural elements, the crowd does not disperse until its matters are settled. The collective assembly that forms in facilitating the means for the changes to occur became the spatial strategy that was implemented in the Symposium.
Situated on an abandoned, infill site located at the Washington Heights area of northern Manhattan, the Symposium is a library proposal to provide for the instigation of public expression that is integral to civic buildings, as well as to confer for both the physical and visual incision that is essential in liberating the barricaded surround to the public. In following the path set by the Symposium, the occupants ascend the building in a single trajectory; the entry to each floor is stated at different corners of the edifice, and the façade qualities of different transparencies that vary between glass to translucent panels mark its intent to break the homogeneity and the solidity of the site, and initiate the changes and vigor that is needed in Washington Heights.