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HARRELL HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The renovation of 17,000 SF of existing medical library space with necessary functional upgrading. The renovation consists of re-purposing this area into a flexible, future-proofed library space that also acts as a de-facto student union due to its location on campus. 
 
The renovated library enhances the user experience for core groups being served: Medical Students, Faculty, Hospital Clinical Physicians, and the Medical Community at large. Plans include a raised-access floor for ultimate flexibility of power distribution throughout the new space. 
 
Collaborative work areas and technology-rich multiple user workstations increase the use of the facility for study groups and other user groups. It is important to the Library that the renovated space be device-blind, able to support any platform and mobile device brought into the space. Phase 2 was completed in November 2016. The Library remained operational during construction using a phased approach.

Additional improvements include:
   • A single service point combining Reference, Circulation, and IT Help desk support
   • A private office suite for library faculty and staff
   • 12 technology rich, flexible study rooms
   • Upgraded lighting
   • Upgraded technology and electrical infrastructure
   • Decreased footprint of on-site print collections to vacate floor space
   • Installation of compact shelving
   • Deliberately designed quiet study areas
   • Both single user and multiple user workstations
   • Flexible social areas with a variety of furniture and configurations

HBM │ Design Architect, Architect of Record, Interior Designer