Library Building Data

  Stage I (2/67) Stage II (5/74) Stage III (7/87)
Architect: Fitzhugh Scott Architects Fitzhugh Scott Architects/Planners Hiller, Heier, Kenyon, and Cooper in a Joint venture with the Durrant Group
Consultants: Heating and Ventilating Engineers George H. Volk George H. Volk Bert Frederickson
Consultants: Electrical Leedy and Petzold Leedy and Petzold Leedy and Petzold
Consultants: Plumbing Lubenow and Gobster Lubenow and Gobster Lubenow and Gobster
Consultants: Structural     Durrant Engineers
Contractors: General Bauer Construction Joseph P. Jansen Nelson
Contractors: Plumbing Wenninger John S. Jung R. A. Bachmann
Contractors: Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning John S. Jung John S. Jung Grunau
Contractors: Electrical Staff Electric Dietz Electric Staff Electric
Contractors: Elevator Northwestern Elevator Armor Elevator Nortluves tern Elevator
Contractors: Chairs General Fireproofing: 4/40

General 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 Systems     Interplan: General Fireproofing
Contractors: Carrels, Tables Herman Miller Herman Miller Library Bureau
Contractors: Carpet Middleton - Faase Pat Ehlers Floor Covering Schumann
Contractors: Bookstacks Remington Rand Library Bureau, Remington Rand Library Bureau
Contractors: Movable Partitions Verhalen    
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 volumes 400,000 volumes

200,000 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.

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