LAFAYETTE COLLEGE,
DAVID BISHOP SKILLMAN LIBRARY

Easton, Pennsylvania

LAFAYETTE COLLEGE,
DAVID BISHOP SKILLMAN LIBRARY

This award-winning renovation and expansion transformed a 1960s academic library into a vibrant center for social and intellectual life at Lafayette College. The 105,000-square-foot library creates an innovative model for information services at the core of campus and offers facilities for group study, a café, a gallery, a special events room, and informal meeting spaces. Additions are clad in copper and fieldstone and a glass curtain wall and windows frame views of the central quad.

The David Bishop Skillman Library renovation and addition received an AIA / ALA Library Building Award, an AIA Interior Architecture Award, a BSA Honor Award, and a BSA Education Facilities Award.

Location: Easton, Pennsylvania
Project Size: 105,000 sf

Project Team: Thomas Hotaling AIA (ABA); Schwartz Silver Architects (Design Architect); Buckl Architects (Associate Architect); Turner Construction Company (General Contractor); LeMessurier Consultants (Structural); Richard Burck Associates, Inc. (Landscape); Cavanaugh Tocci Associates (Acoustics); Snyder Hoffman Associates (MEP / FP); Cherry, Weber & Associates (Civil); Campbell-McCabe (Hardware); Florian Holzherr / Steve Wolfe (Photography)