Odegaard Library

Odegaard Library
Mar 14, 2014
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Odegaard Library_01 Oak from the original stair railings was re-milled to create new railings and a diffuser for the ceiling.  Counters along the railings allow students to study while still being part of the action.
Odegaard Library_02 In the ground floor lobby of the atrium, interactive walls provide display space for collections and access to printing and technology.
 
Odegaard Library_03 The atrium has become the true “heart” of the building now that the main stair has been replaced with a more efficient one, allowing for additional informal study and gathering areas.
Odegaard Library_04 The Brutalist building was designed by Paul Hayden Kirk and opened in 1972. The original stair (as
pictured before the renovation) was bulky.
 
Odegaard Library_05 A new stair and skylight allow for ample natural light to filter through the atrium. 
Odegaard Library_06 Teaming booths, custom units equipped with technology, double as private study spaces within a larger classroom on the ground floor. 
Odegaard Library_07 Teaming booths, custom units equipped with technology, double as private study spaces within a larger classroom on the ground floor.