Colgate University, Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology

Hamilton, NY | 2007

This expansion and renovation reestablishes Case Library as an academic hub and social crossroads at the base of Colgate’s hilltop campus. An addition of 51,000 s.f. to the original 101,000 s.f. facility allowed Colgate to modernize and expand its library services. Clearly delineated entryways, a grand stair, and interior “Main Street” improve navigation and access to staff. An automated book storage and retrieval system for approximately 500,000 volumes is nestled into the hill. With its captivating views of the campus, the new 5th floor is a dynamic academic and social space, complete with a cafe, 24-hour study areas, a videoconferencing room, multimedia production suite, and seminar rooms. The plaza outside creates a gathering point and connects to the upper campus. The project was designed in association with Kendall/Heaton Associates.


  • Square Footage: 152,000 s.f.

Shepley Bulfinch Team

Elise Woodward
Alexander Howe
Joseph Bettencourt
Hannah Carlton
Karen Estabrook
Laurel Francke
Brian Jackson
Kevin Triplett
Robyn Whittier
Joseph Bille
Sara Darling
Natalie Pohlman
Michelle Sheehan

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