Given a site on the corner of Gibson and South Congress, the task of designing a literacy pavilion for the community involved balancing several opposing factors at various scales. The users could be tourists or locals, passersby or those actively involved. Traffic could be pedestrian, car or bike. The act of reading takes many forms: aloud, alone, together. Attempting to strike a balance, quite literally, between the diverse programs and users, the pavilion creates spaces for separation and inclusion, spots to be a part of downtown or apart from downtown. By raising the structure above a shaded, sunken courtyard, a duality of experience is allowed, and through the intersection of programmed spaces and circulation paths, participation is encouraged at all degrees.