WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS, JOHN M. OLIN LIBRARY MASTER PLAN
Opened in 1962, Olin Library is a campus crossroads, where the university community connects daily through study, research, collaboration, and chance encounter. With thousands of people passing through daily, the library is one of the most visited buildings on campus.
Building on the success of a 2004 renovation, ABA’s master plan focused on achieving a multitude of library goals, including an increase in access to and visibility of library services and collections; creating settings for collaborative campus partnerships; enhancement of signage and display of student and faculty work; providing flexibility and adaptability for future technologies; providing greater campus connectivity; increasing views through the building and to the campus beyond; and optimizing perimeter spaces to take advantage of natural light, all while respecting the library’s Modernist heritage.
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Project Team: Ann Beha FAIA, Thomas Hotaling AIA, Ian Ford AIA, Carolyn Jenkins (ABA); William Tao & Associates (MEP / FP); Alberici Corporation (Pre-Construction / Cost)