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UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE EKSTROM LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE EKSTROM LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE EKSTROM LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE EKSTROM LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE EKSTROM LIBRARY

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE EKSTROM LIBRARY

Louisville, Kentucky

The Ekstrom Academic Library was completed in the early 1980’s in the Brutalist Style of exposed, rough hammered concrete, dark brick, and painted steel trim. The university sought to create a contemporary, student-focused space offering various individual and collaborative options for students to utilize. Three previously scattered information desks were consolidated into a new service point sitting in the two story atrium.

New furniture, lighting, and finishes provide user cues to differentiate quiet, individual work space from active, group study zones. The original building cut off access to most of the exterior glass facing the campus quad, so JRA carefully removed these obstructions to give every student space a clear connection to the exterior. New student service department suites were added to further define the various study zones and make wayfinding extremely intuitive.

 

PROJECT DATA    >  

 

PROJECT TYPE
Renovation

PROJECT SIZE
25,125 s.f.

CONSTRUCTION COST
$2,200,000

 

 

PROJECT TEAM

Mark E. Trier, AIA, LEED AP
President
Colin Drake, AIA, LEED AP
Associate
Vincent Vetter, AIA
Principal
Marty Merkel, AIA
 
Ashley Meeks, NCIDQ, EDAC
Interior Designer

 

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