Roberts Wesleyan College, Golisano Library

Rochester, New York

  • FIRM

    Leo A Daly

  • CLIENT

    Roberts Wesleyan College

  • AREA

    43,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $8,700,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2007

Situated on a highly visible and prominent corner of the campus, Golisano Library offers an icon of higher learning to Roberts Wesleyan College.

Golisano Library was designed with four major objectives in mind:

1. Provide increased space for reader collection.

2. Provide invigorating and collaborative study environments.

3. Complement and elevate the ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMSWBR ArchitectsCAPACITY457COST PER SQ FT$203.00FEATURED IN2008 Architectural Portfolio language of the Roberts Wesleyan campus.

4. Illustrate the educational value of a sustainably designed library facility.

An inviting entrance and plaza engage the heart of the campus—strengthening the relationship between interior and exterior spaces. Inside, the Learning Commons allows for interactive opportunities among students, staff and the community. This “architecture of interaction” encourages increased use, both by day and night. The coffee shop, fireplaces and reading lounges make this dynamic study space all the more attractive.

The facility features daylight, geothermal heat pumps and natural resources. Sustainable-design techniques and materials were considered throughout the entire process and contributed to the facility’s LEED-NC silver certification.

The presence of the new Golisano Library is one of substance, permanence and respect.