Duke University, Perkins Library and von der Heyden Pavilion
Durham, NC | 2005
Working with Duke University over the last eight years, Shepley Bulfinch has completed the program, planning, design, and construction for a multiphased designed an expansion and renovation, of the Perkins Library. The original library was designed in 1928, with successive expansions in 1948 and 1968, all reflecting the Gothic tradition of Duke. This design repositions the Library as the centerpiece of a dynamic learning and research community, creating a balance of spatial types and environments that will support the University’s evolving needs and uses. It redefines the research and learning environment by integrating library resources, services, and users in spaces commensurate with the expectation and quality of intellectual work at Duke. As the central library for the University, Perkins Library commands a place of prominence on the West Campus quad beside the Chapel. The Library addition responds positively to this historic context and contributes to the campus’s unique sense of place.
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- Square Footage: 133,000 s.f.
- Construction Cost: $34,200,000
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Shepley Bulfinch TeamGeoffrey Freeman