Arcadia University – Landman Library
The project consists of two phases of construction: the construction of a 26,000 sq. ft. addition to the Atwood Library and a complete renovation of the existing library, totaling 26,000 sq. ft.
The addition is a three-story, Indiana limestone and glass clad building, designed as the focal point of the inner courtyard of the University. The ground floor consists of large meeting rooms that are used for class meetings and communication centers. The first and second floors are open study and reading areas surrounded by warm beech veneer paneling and bookcases with a panoramic view of the campus courtyard and Gray Towers. The site around the building was completed with paver pathways, granite benches, and a natural amphitheater with the building as the backset.
The renovation consisted of the complete gutting of the existing building and construction of the new interior fit out. All systems were upgraded with state of the art communications throughout and pre-installed equipment for total wireless communications. The area is the main book repository with perimeter offices, meeting rooms, and common areas throughout.
Owner: Arcadia University
Architect: R.M. Kliment & Frances Halsband Architects