AL Library Design Showcase - Norrington Center, Park University

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by Phil Morehart, courtesy of American Libraries

Built in 1906, Norrington Center, the oldest Carnegie library remaining on a college campus in Missouri - is now a state of the art academic commons that serves as a library and meeting place for the university.  Renovations included collaborative and quiet areas, tech-enhanced classrooms for distance learning, and a coffee shop.

Project: Renovation

Architect: Helix Renovation + Design

Size: 11,700 square feet

Cost: $3.4 million

(Photo by Michael Robinson)