This project was a phased renovation of an outdated, underutilized library space. The project’s intent was to develop a program around a new methodology of teaching and design a space that would truly reflect these new ideals. The project was divided into two distinct phases, which allowed staff to still have access to the library books as needed. Phase 1 was approximately 13,000 square feet and was fast-tracked to be operational for the beginning of the semester.
The space was developed around a series of learning zones and strongly encouraged interaction between the staff and students. Phase 2 of the project was the remaining areas and began approximately one month before Phase 1 was complete. Some key design features of the project are the knowledge bar for group study, the welcome/information desk, and a student and staff graphics area.
RS&H also provided all design and specifications for the new furniture systems and coordination of artwork and graphics.