Adaptability Starts with Flexible Storage
One of the most prominent examples of new design trends on campus is in the library. As libraries of all levels expand their programs to offer more resources to students, key design goals remain the same – provide access to information, accommodation for students’ work styles, and adaptability for the future.
Transformation Starts Here
A library’s central focus remains in the form of books and research materials. There are many ways to utilize library storage and shelving to enable access to these and other forms of media while complementing the overall design of the space.
Forward-Thinking Library Design
Building an addition was beyond the budget for the College of Charleston, so its project team had to get creative to find more usable space within the library’s existing structure. Working with an architect and the local Spacesaver representative, they developed a comprehensive solution that would meet their goals.
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