Phase II of the 2008 capital improvement projects on campus included the complete renovation of the Cascade Library, reopened Fall 2016. To reinvigorate library activity, a Commons area was developed as part of the new front entry addition. Various seating types and arrangements are placed throughout the Commons area to promote interaction and community. The renovation required that some existing architectural elements be incorporated into the redesign, including wood detailing throughout the building, and existing furniture. CZ|DS worked closely with the Bond team and program stakeholders to design custom check-out and reference desks that utilize all standard systems furniture componentry while meeting program goals.
Architect: Hacker Architects