The Knowledge Center Expansion
Since its debut in 2015, the Knowledge Center at the Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library provides flexible, technologically innovative spaces for students, faculty, and staff to learn, research, and gather. CUIMC Facilities recently completed an expansion to this transformative space that includes the former student lounge.
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the expanded space encompasses the updated design and flexible layouts of the existing Knowledge Center and includes a quiet room, designated as a silent zone. Additional computer stations were also added to build on the library’s aim to engage the CUIMC community with information in innovative environments that foster a superior user experience.
Project Location: Hammer Health Sciences Center, Lobby Level
Client: Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library
Project Program: A collaborative room for approximately 50 students, a quiet study room/computer lab for 40 students as well as printers and copier machines
Project Scope: This project will remove all the old finishes from the existing student lounge, make improvements to the HVAC system, add new furniture, install new computers, and create several new entrances directly from the existing Knowledge Center. This project also created ADA entrances to the new study room/computer lab.
Project Area: 2,613 sq. ft.
Architect: Mitchell Giurgola
MEP Engineer: TAS Engineering
Commissioning Agent: AKF Engineers
Contractor: Ideal Interiors
Completed: February 2022