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Project Summary

The University wanted to transform the existing 1960’s era building from a “pass-through” to a building that serves as the intellectual and cultural center of the campus and community. A variety of amenities and spaces such as student study and work areas, exhibits of unique archives and public gathering spaces all will encourage patrons to become engaged and linger in the building. Exploring trends emerging for current and future libraries, the addition re-organizes the libraries collections through high density storage, provides exhibit space for many types of materials related to the campus’s academic interests to be prominently displayed, and a new 200-seat auditorium for public meeting venues and other library/campus events. Such new design elements and layouts will enable the Daley Library to become an environment that enables and inspires students and creates spaces that promote research, learning and collaboration.

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Chicago, Illinois


Design Vignette

An amphitheater-like forum stair provides a nod to the original UIC forum plaza by Walter Netsch as a place where students can congregate and informal or spontaneous events can take place.