Creighton Preparatory School, Instructional Media Center Library

Omaha, Nebraska

  • FIRM

    DLR Group

  • CLIENT

    Creighton Preparatory School

  • AREA

    6,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $450,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    1/2004

The transformative renovation of Creighton Preparatory School’s media center has been received so well that one student said it felt like a “new-age club.” Each piece fits perfectly, like books stacked and racked on the shelves. The design plays to users’ visual senses with each archway, serpentine table and pathway intended to facilitate student movement and study with ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$75.00FEATURED IN2006 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYInterior Renovation and style.

Elements that were identified to enhance the library’s appeal:

•Adding a new main entry.

•Replacing all furniture and shelving.

•Offering a variety of student workspace.

•Changing the lighting and ceiling.

•Applying eye-catching signage.

Furnishings are the main attraction. Custom tables provide laptop access and security. New laptops that remain in the classroom were relocated to provide complete visibility of students with a designated area for collaboration in the workroom. Indirect lighting and a stunning ceiling design provide balance.

Student workspace offers flexibility so a classroom can serve as an instruction lab, computer lab, meeting room, theater or lecture hall. This space shows impeccable style and functionality.