The architecture for the project discussed in the article is Gensler. They also designed the Facebook HQ and Terminal at the San Francisco International Airport.
From Berkeley News:
While the grand opening isn’t until fall 2016, work already has begun to revitalize outdated Moffitt Undergraduate Library and create UC Berkeley’s first 24-hour library space.
A library for undergraduates is no longer just about studying quietly with your textbooks,” she says, “but a bridge between class and one’s future career. Today’s student also wants 24/7 access, the option of sitting or standing at a computer, places to meditate and nap, both solitary and collaborative work spaces, and coffee and solid fuel close at hand.”
Plans are underway to improve the Moffitt East Terrace, currently a neglected, inactive area adjacent to, but disconnected from, the activities in Moffitt Library. A year from now, that terrace, across from Memorial Glade, will be a primary entrance to a new library learning space on Moffitt’s top two floors, its fourth and fifth, which are being modernized thanks to $14.4 million in private giving.
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