The Clark Library renovation transforms an outdated facility into a vibrant intellectual commons that supports modern digital technology, fosters individual and group study in a variety of settings, adds classroom space, and creates a safer environment through seismic and code upgrades. Following the renovation, patronage of the library has increased 109%. Energy-efficient lighting and a chilled beam mechanical system, along with the increased daylight from a focal skylight and new window wall, have resulted in significant power savings. Additional sustainable improvements such as a reflective roof surface, the reuse of 800 yards of crushed concrete from other campus buildings, and user-based power access in tables contributed to LEED silver certification.
University of Portland
Multimedia labs, group study space, individual study space, faculty offices, classroom/event space, book stacks