Here's a little information about each library.
At LaGrange College in LaGrange, Georgia, the Frank and Laura Lewis Library sits atop the College’s historic Hill Campus where it shapes significant new exterior spaces: a plaza at the main entrance and a quadrangle connecting the Hill Campus to existing buildings to the south. The program strengthens relationships between library collections, media, and campus-wide computing services and emphasizes the building’s role as a campus focal point.
The Research and Information Commons at Daemen College in Amherst, New York provides a prominent public face by maximizing street frontage and framing student activity within a bold expanse of curtain wall. A 24-hour, multi-story Information Commons forms the structure’s core, joining traditional and high tech research facilities to become a major campus destination. The building also provides a lobby, café and group study rooms.
In Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University’s Goddard Library, an award-winning structure designed in 1966 by John Johansen, introduced new programmatic, technological and space requirements to a historically significant structure. The addition and renovation respectfully capture an existing but under-used exterior plaza to house a 24-hour information commons. Group study spaces and a faculty teaching center are located on the existing second level.
As we like to say in the office: more great libraries, less of everything else!
- N. Mendoza | Designer