May 27, 2022

UC Berkeley: Architecture and Design Firm BNIM Selected to Help Moffitt Library Take Next Steps Into the Future

From UC Berkeley Library News:

The renovation of Moffitt Library’s top two floors was completed in 2016. But what’s going to happen to the bottom three?

Today, the UC Berkeley Library announces that it has selected architecture and design firm BNIM to help map out the next steps for Moffitt. The firm will develop a design that will help lay the groundwork for the building’s bottom three floors as the library completes its transformation into the Center for Connected Learning.

Among BNIM’s priorities for Moffitt are to help usher the library into the digital age and create spaces that are relevant far into the future.

“We’re seeing a reinvention of the library system to meet the evolving learning styles of today’s students and educators,” said Steve McDowell, a principal architect at BNIM. “The library is no longer just a place where information is stored in the form of books, but a place where knowledge is generated through collaboration, discovery, and access to the latest digital tools.

Read the Complete Announcement

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