MATHEWSON IGT KNOWLEDGE CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO
The Knowledge Center is a five-story project designed as the centerpiece of a new north quadrangle for the University. The building features expanded areas for computer technology, general collection, multi-media, graduate studies, reading rooms and special collections arranged around a four-level atrium.
The building also has an automated book storage and retrieval system able to store over one million volumes.
The building represents a contemporary interpretation of the historic academic architecture that makes the campus core unique. Arched arcades and traditional brick detailing relate to the existing buildings and serve as a new typology for the development of the north campus.
Associate Architect: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
Library Planning Consultant: Leo A Daly
Southwest Contractor, Nevada, Higher Education, Best of 2008
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