Library Building Data

 Stage I (2/67)Stage II (5/74)Stage III (7/87)
Architect:Fitzhugh Scott ArchitectsFitzhugh Scott Architects/PlannersHiller, Heier, Kenyon, and Cooper in a Joint venture with the Durrant Group
Consultants: Heating and Ventilating EngineersGeorge H. VolkGeorge H. VolkBert Frederickson
Consultants: ElectricalLeedy and PetzoldLeedy and PetzoldLeedy and Petzold
Consultants: PlumbingLubenow and GobsterLubenow and GobsterLubenow and Gobster
Consultants: StructuralDurrant Engineers
Contractors: GeneralBauer ConstructionJoseph P. JansenNelson
Contractors: PlumbingWenningerJohn S. JungR. A. Bachmann
Contractors: Heating, Ventilating, Air ConditioningJohn S. JungJohn S. JungGrunau
Contractors: ElectricalStaff ElectricDietz ElectricStaff Electric
Contractors: ElevatorNorthwestern ElevatorArmor ElevatorNortluves tern Elevator
Contractors: ChairsGeneral Fireproofing: 4/40General Fireproofing: 4/40

Thonet Breuer
Shelby Williams: Breuer Style Chair

General Fireproofing: 4/40

Library bureau: Lounge Chairs and Sofas

All Steel: Swivel desk chairs
Contractors: Office Partition SystemsInterplan: General Fireproofing
Contractors: Carrels, TablesHerman MillerHerman MillerLibrary Bureau
Contractors: CarpetMiddleton – FaasePat Ehlers Floor CoveringSchumann
Contractors: BookstacksRemington RandLibrary Bureau, Remington RandLibrary Bureau
Contractors: Movable PartitionsVerhalen
Project Cost:$3,680,000$4,331,792$14,312,700
Building Costs:$24.29/gross square foot

$25.85/net square foot
$37.76/gross square foot

$44.28/net square foot
$130.27/gross square foot $140.32/net square foot
Seating Capacity:1,177 student stations

57 private faculty carrels

72 seminar rooms

1,306 total seating
2,345 student stations

87 private faculty carrels

155 seminar rooms

2,587 total seating
2,438 student stations

209 private faculty carrels

749 seminar rooms

100 graduate study carrels

3,496 total seating
Floor Space:150,000 gross square feet

120,000 net square feet
116,000 gross square feet

80,000 net square feet
113,000 gross square feet

106,000 net square feet
Shelving capacity:600,000 volumes400,000 volumes200,000 volumes

500,000 volumes high density
Lighting:Luminous ceiling entire ground floor level; milk white glass below fluorescent strips supporting ceiling; also function as air diffusers. Second, Third, and Lower Levels – Large, oblong semi-flush fixtures surrounded by slots for heated and cooled air.Large oblong semi-flush fixtures surrounded by slots for heated and cooled air.Recessed oblong semi-flush fixtures west and east additions and remodeling areas. In addition HID, indirect lighting east addition and 4th floor addition.
Carpeting:Magee 100 percent wood velvet weave through to back, rubber bond backing. Burnt orange and natural beige colors.Masland 70 percent acrylic, 30 percent modacrylic.Collins and Akins Statak plush 100% Antron III BCF with static control.
Flooring:Entrance area combination of brick and terrazzo tile.Rustic terrazzo; Tarkett cushioned vinyl.Rustic terrazzo; resilient tile flooring, Armstrong Arcilon tile, Tarket multifloor, Fritz tile epoxy chip flooring.
Air Conditioning and Dehumidifying:Air conditioning and dehumidifying used throughout the building for optimum working and book storing conditions modified to a variable air volume control system using Johnson Control system, and Reliance electric drive systems.
Construction materials:Exterior – brick; textured, vari-colored reds. Interior- same brick on walls, plus painted plaster walls. Woodwork – white oak, stained pecan tone. Metal work- anodized aluminum railings, anchored 1n underground terrazzo.
Design:Exterior and Interior- Clean, functional undated classic; feeling of timelessness rather than a particular period.