As a joint venture with Davis Partnership Architects of Denver, Centerbrook designed this 116,000-square-foot medical library, which is located along the center quadrangle of the new University of Colorado Health Science Center campus. The library serves the medical school, four hospitals, and numerous biomedical research facilities. Designed as a social bridge between all campus disciplines, the library's prominent location near public transportation creates a gateway welcoming community use, as well.
The library provides public access at the first floor and becomes increasingly private and quiet on upper floors. The facility includes collection storage with a reading room as well as indoor and outdoor private and team study spaces. It also includes administrative offices, reference services, classrooms, a conference center, a learning resource center, systems-database support, education and health informatics support, and storage of and access to a History of Medicine rare book collection.
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