Mid-century meets modern mid-century
Virginia Commonwealth University,
James Branch Cabell Library
The addition and renovation to the James Branch Cabell Library at Virginia Commonwealth University Cabell transformed a mid-century library into a state-of-the-art facility. The original 1970s precast concrete building—designed primarily as a place to store print collections—is now a vibrant, inviting space for the community to collaborate and come together.
“The inspiring visual statement at the very center of our campus will say more about VCU and what it’s become than any words we can find.” John E. Ulmschneider, university librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University
First Place Honor
Library Journal’s New Landmark Libraries Award
Higher Education/Research Category Winner for ENR Mid Atlantic, 2016