This project consists of a 24,000-square-foot wraparound addition to the existing library, which was completely reconstructed preserving only the structural system. This library of the future utilizes advanced computer-based technology that permits its collection to extend beyond the exterior walls. This is accomplished by connecting the on-line computer network to the COST PER SQ FT$117.80CITATIONPost-Secondary CitationFEATURED IN1998 Architectural Portfolio fiber-optic backbone. Library information then can be acquired from any point that has access to the campus network—from student rooms, faculty offices, classrooms, even off-campus via modem.
Architecturally, the scale and repetitive gable elements provide visual interest to the academic quadrangle and echo forms on other campus architecture. The new entrance pavilion repeats the gable from and provides a strong terminus to a major campus walkway that leads to an adjacent residential quadrangle.
Photographer: ©Steven Wolfe
"Well-executed design; excellent use of site and space."—1998 jury