Arizona State University: A Team of Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Students Tackled a Full Revamp of Hayden Library in Design Project, Focusing on Form and Function
The Victorian charm of Old Main. The soaring inspiration of Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Building IV. Frank Lloyd Wright’s charming pink wedding cake of an opera house, ASU Gammage.
But there is one structure on the map that, for some, might not make that list: Hayden Library.
Hayden soon will undergo a $100 million renovation [Ed. Note: The renovation is now underway] and a team of design students undertook a redesign of the university’s main library as a senior project last spring. Their challenge was to reinvent the entrance and concourse level.
Here’s what they had to say about the library’s various spaces, what they would do to update them, and what they think about the plan to convert the stacks to an on-demand collection.
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