A new central atrium will enclose Pattee Library's small interior courtyard on the facility's west-facing side. The two-story atrium and stairway with two additional floors above will join all four levels of the library across the west and central sections, improving access and adding seating for group and individual study.
The new Central Atrium will:
- Connect West and Central Pattee on the ground floor creating a new flow of traffic from the West Entrance on the ground floor of Pattee Library to the Central Entrance on the first floor
- Create easier access to the Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps and Geospatial Information in Pattee Library
- Provide comfortable soft seating as well as table and desk areas for individual or group study space and informal student activities
- Provide space for an eventual immersive teaching/emerging technologies lab
- Provide a digital art wall for rotating exhibits
The newly created second floor infill will expand options for library instruction and will bring together for the first time all Library Learning Services employees. The newly created third floor infill above the Atrium and adjacent spaces will house the offices and services for the Digital Scholarship and Data Services program and Digital Scholarship and Repository Development department as well as serve as a central location for providing services for advanced researchers.
|November 2017 - July 2018||Design, preconstruction, approval|
|May 2018 - July 2019||West Pattee Ground Floor vacated and closed|
|May 2018 – August 2018||Excavation of the current courtyard and structure work|
|September 2018 – August 2019||Construction of the Central Atrium and infill floors|
|August 2019||Central Atrium and infill floors available for occupancy|
Note: Dates Subject to Change