Loyola / Notre Dame Library

The $19.6 million redevelopment of the four-level library involved a comprehensive interior renovation, facility-wide technology systems retrofit and the integration of new program functions. A 26,000 SF, three-story spandrel glass curtainwall expansion attracts students from both campuses and provides spaces for gathering informally to multi-seat computer portal anchored "pods", and for large-scale gatherings. Stack space increased 45%, new program areas include a multi-purpose exhibit space, art gallery and cyber cafe, a 100-seat auditorium, a 36-seat film screening room with theatre seating, two bibliographic / information literacy classrooms, two large computer labs, individual and group study rooms, a board room, and an expanded special collections and archives suite. Penza Bailey Architects is the Architect of Record. RMJM (formerly Hillier) is the originating design architect. The project is featured on the cover of the American Library Association's CHOICE Magazine.