May 24, 2022

University of Virginia: Schematic Design For Alderman Library Approved by UVA Board of Visitors

From the University of Virginia Library:

The UVA Board of Visitors voted unanimously this week to approve the Schematic Design for a renovated Alderman Library.

As outlined in the concept plans (presented in June), key features of the renovation include improved access to Library facilities through expanded northern entryway, more intuitive interior layout including naturally-lit atrium spaces, and significantly improved safety and usability throughout the building. Pending state approval, construction is slated to begin in 2020.

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See Also: HBRA Architects and University Librarian Present Concept Plans for Alderman Library Renovation to BOV (June 2018)

See Also: Schematic Design: Alderman Library Renewal (14 Slides; PDF)

See Also: University of Virginia: Alderman Library Renovation Plans to Proceed Forward (June 8, 2018)

See Also: Direct to Dean Unsworth’s Full Memo to the BOV in Regards to the Collections (6/2/2018)

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