Designed to replace the smaller
Hesslein Library, the main structure contained reading space for over 500 students, shelving for
volumes, a fabric collection area, lounges for students and
staff, six seminar rooms, six audio-visual carrels and eight study
carrels. A connected stack building would hold an additional
50,000 volumes. The total square footage for the building was
estimated at 22,500. Due to design problems these projected
figures were never obtained in daily usage.
In 1988, a
proposal was made to renovate and increase the size of the library to 45,000 square
feet. This option was rejected and the decision was made to build a completely new
completion of a new library in 1992, this building underwent major
interior renovations and was renamed the Architecture and Design
Center in 1992.
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& D Center
Architect: Alexander Ewing & Associates
Pastore Library 1966 - 1992.
Architecture & Design Center 1992 -