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UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS

STUDENT STUDY LOUNGE at

A R M A C O S T L I B R A RY

[ redlands, ca ]


“I absolutely love it. I think it’s a great investment and I think a lot more people utilize the library now because of that space…” Student, University of Redlands Class of 2011 (when asked to comment on the new Study Lounge as part of an online survey conducted by the university)


CLIENT

University of Redlands LOCATION

Redlands, CA SIZE

8,700 sf COMPLETION

2010

The Student Study Lounge at the Armacost Library aims to offer students a comfortable “home away from home.” The design of the new 8,700 sf entry addition provides a formal entrance to the old library building. It was important to maintain the circulation and current operations of the library but at the same time provide the students a much-needed place to study, collaborate and hang out. Library users are welcomed with custom-designed furniture, lamps and ottomans that can be quickly rearranged to provide flexibility to the students. The grand stair leading into the space is divided into thirds with double-height steps on either side of the center circulation that are lined with floor pillows, providing a more informal lounge space. Also included are computer labs and classrooms, group study rooms and a café. Open 24-hours a day, this library entryway has become a destination unto itself and has provided a memorable space and image for the university.


University of Redlands, Student Study Lounge