University of Chicago, Joe and Rika Mansueto Library
Balancing the need for more space with a commitment to keeping the growing collection on campus, the University of Chicago undertook constructing a new library building that connects to the existing Regenstein Library. The design takes advantage of below grade levels and a high-density, automated storage and retrieval system to maximize capacity within congested campus site. Above grade, the library appears as a glass dome that encloses a large reading room along with the library’s conservation and digitization departments. SGH consulted on the building enclosure design for the project.