Purchase Libary

The extension of the library for the State University College at Purchase capitalized on a previously underground and unused shelled space.  The new 58,000 sq ft expansion is organized around a cubic atrium and monumental stair that connects to the first floor of the original library. As one descends down the central staircase they discover an expansive space flooded with natural light from skylights above. 

The new library extension provides reading rooms, stack areas for 3,000,000 books, special collection storage, librarians’ offices, lecture hall, print shop, sound-insulated music practice, and listening rooms, plus maintenance areas

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