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Morgan Library AdditionMorgan Library Addition

The Morgan Library Addition and Renovation project constructed a two-story 13,000 gross square foott addition at the north entrance of the Morgan Library and extensively renovated the first floor. Other floors and the mechanical system were renovated to a lesser extent. Although Colorado State University Libraries has greatly expanded the availability of electronics journals and databases, the Morgan Library remains a focal point on campus. The Library will continue to provide a quiet study space, but it also needed to provide additional space for the more collaborative and interactive nature of research and learning. Construction of a Learning Commons enables students to utilize support services in a technology intensive environment. Based on user survey data and suggestions from students, faculty and staff, the following areas were identified for improvement within the existing building:

  • Additional group study space and more seating
  • 24-hour study and computing space
  • Implementation of a Learning Commons facility, including digital production studios for students and faculty to create high quality original digital content
  • A redesigned and expanded cafe space
  • Exhibit space and performance space for students
  • Noise abatement, specifically on the second and third floors
  • Way-finding aids involving signage, graphics, paint color and finish schemes to assist user orientation

Statistics & Specifications

  • Square Footage: 100,100 gross square feet
  • Funds: $16,800,000
  • Completion: November 2012
  • Green Features: Designed and constructed to meet LEED Gold certification standards; sustainable lighting in renovated public areas
  • LEED Certification: Silver - see the LEED Certification Scorecard Adobe Reader Document (PDF) for details.

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