Size: 110,000 sf
Status: Completed 2015
Karrmann Library Renovation, UW-Platteville
Originally constructed in 1969, the Karrmann Library has not been updated since the mid-1980s and is due for a major renovation within the next decade. However, before a major renovation can occur, a variety of near-term issues must be addressed to maintain the library as an effective and functional part of campus life.
TKWA was hired by the State of Wisconsin Division of Facilities Development to conduct a Pre-Design Study focused on identifying and prioritizing near-term improvements as an intermediate step before a future major renovation.
The TKWA Karrmann Library Pre-Design Study project scope included:
•Library stakeholder design charrettes to identify key issues and program requirements
•Review of existing space layout to identify improvements in library departmental organization, the delivery of library services, and in overall library visitor traffic flow
•Identify upgrades to student study areas, with organization based on the latest research in educational philosophies for libraries and collaborative learning centers
•Identify improvements to building envelope and HVAC systems to increase energy efficiency and eliminate water infiltration
•Identify improvements in library information technology
•Develop initial recommendations for upgrades to interior finishes and furniture
•Review of applicable building codes
•Cost estimate for near-term improvements