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Davidson Library in California to undergo renovation
The Davidson Library, University of California Santa Barbara’s main library, is set to undergo a major renovation project in the spring of 2013.
This is expected to be the first renovation project of the library in 35 years. The project will add 60,000 square feet to the library and renovate about 92,000 square feet of already existing floor space.
Major focus areas of the renovation project include the addition of a three-storey building adjacent to the side of the Library closest to Ellison Hall, the renovation of the old two-storey Library into an Arts Library, a new Paseo to connect the Library and campus, and an overhaul of the eight-storey tower. The project will add 20% more study space, featuring several group study and collaboration areas for students and faculty.
The project will also upgrade technology options at the Library, in keeping with modern needs. More power outlets will be added, wireless access will be expanded and a new state-of-the-art facility for the Department of Special Collections will open. The facility will also be used for the preservation and restoration of valuable primary and secondary sources.
The building will aim for a LEED Gold rating. The renovation will aim to take advantage of the beautiful climate on the Pacific coast by adding four naturally-lit reading galleries and more outdoor seating. The Arts Library’s collection will be moved into the main building once the construction is complete and given a dedicated viewing space. In addition, 42 trees will be planted.
The additions and renovations are expected to cost $71.4 million, which would be funded through bond sales and private fundraising. C.W. Driver is the contractor of the project.
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