CRITIC - Fred Biehle

The Herman Melville Museum is a multifaceted space that was designed using Melville's "Moby Dick" as a source of inspiration.

The museum is broken up into three distinct spaces: Library, Chapel. and Walkway.

The Library which acts as the Museum's main attraction is separated across three main spaces: The Information Center, The Herman Melville Archive, and The Stacks. 

The Chapel is meant to serve as a way to view the water and self-reflect in a quiet, nondenominational space.

The Walkway is a two-level bifurcating strand that weaves throughout.