Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library
Atlanta, GA | 2010
This phased renovation creates a vibrant, learning-centered library for the Atlanta University Center and provides a new public face for the Library’s prestigious special collections. The inviting and dynamic main floor houses media creation and presentation space and robust digital resources. The design preserves and energizes the Library’s monumental marble stair with texture, light, and color, significantly improving acoustics by enclosing the stair in glass. An extended-hours area with informal study spaces and cafe can be separated or combined with adjacent library spaces through a series of glass doors. New adjacencies consolidate the central reference and circulation desk near Information Resources staff, group work, and instructional spaces. The Center serves a consortium of four of Atlanta’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). The renovation implements strategies set forth in Shepley Bulfinch’s 2005 Library Master Plan.
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- Square Footage: 100,000
- > Awards
Shepley Bulfinch TeamAnthony Morra
- Winner (Single Space), 2012 Library Interior Design Competition, Intl Interior Design Assn/American Library Assn