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“Collaboratory” dedicated at Colgate University

Friday, 5 October 2007

Hamilton, NY – The new Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology was dedicated at Colgate University today, creating a new intellectual and social hub for the campus.

The project was designed to rejuvenate the facility and reclaim the library’s prominent place as the University’s major academic building. Located at the base of the hilltop campus, the 160,000 s.f., $57.5 million facility is built on the footprint of the former Case Library. The previous library, which was built in 1951, was isolated from the academic core of the campus and had become cramped and outdated.

During the ceremony, Colgate President Rebecca Chopp applauded the new “collaboratory,” while Provost Lyle Roelofs thanked ...[more]

Interdisciplinary Science Center dedicated at Colgate

Monday, 17 September 2007

Robert H.N. Ho Science CenterHamilton, NY – The Robert H.N. Ho Science Center was dedicated in a September 15 ceremony at Colgate University. Described as “transformative” for the University both in form and in academic approach to the sciences, the 121,200 s.f. Center is designed to encourage interdisciplinary scientific research, as well as collaborative teaching and learning. It houses 40 research labs and 13 teaching labs, as well as the University’s environmental studies program and the departments of geography, geology, physics and astronomy, and part of the biology department.

Its ...[more]

Colgate University library featured in College Planning & Management

Monday, 21 May 2007

The May issue of College Planning and Management features the opening of Colgate University’s newly renovated Case Library and the Geyer Center for Information Technology.

Located at the base of the hilltop campus, the Library features a 24-hour study space, a cafe, and video conference center. Flexible workrooms are located on the new top level, which is directly accessible from the upper campus. A “Main Street” traverses the main library floor, connecting with campus pathways and creating an inviting campus portal. The renovation features an Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) that provides archival-quality storage for 500,000 volumes. This provides accessible, high-density storage, retaining more materials on site while freeing ...[more]

Shepley clients top Princeton Review rankings of best college libraries

Friday, 6 August 2010

Four of Shepley Bulfinch’s academic library clients topped the rankings for “Best College Library” in the 2010 Princeton Review survey of students at 373 top US colleges and universities. The four current or recent clients are Harvard (#1); Duke (#2); Princeton (#3), and Colgate (#4). In addition, Furman University, where the firm completed the 2004 LEED Gold Duke Library addition and renovation, was ranked #12.

Rankings were determined by responses from over 122,000 students to the survey question “How do you rate your school’s library facilities?”.

Colgate also came in ...[more]

New Academic Buildings Put a Welcoming Face on Science

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

by Elise Woodward, Shepley Bulfinch; Marc Donohue, Johns Hopkins University

New Academic Buildings Put a Welcoming Face on Science
Shepley Bulfinch’s Elise Woodward discusses how the new Ho Science Center at Colgate and the Computational Science and Engineering Building at Johns Hopkins foster collaboration and make science visible on campus.

Collaborative interdisciplinary features for successful undergraduate science programs

28 October 2008

Tradeline College and University Science Facilities Conference - San Diego, CA

Elise Woodward, Shepley Bulfinch
Kevin Triplett, Shepley Bulfinch
Marc Donohue, Johns Hopkins University

Princeton Review rankings confirm power of great library design

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

PRINCETON, NJ – The result of the Princeton Review’s survey of 120,000 students at 368 top US colleges and universities ranked four campuses with recent or current Shepley-designed libraries on its “Best Library” list. The four are Princeton (#2), Duke (#3), Furman (#13), and Colgate (#18) universities.

Duke Library at Furman University was awarded LEED Gold certification by the US Green Building Council earlier this year, and the latest phase of the renovation of Perkins Library at Duke University is scheduled for completion at the end of the summer

Agnes Scott College in Decatur, where the firm’s projects include the school’s science center, was ranked 19th in “Best Classroom Experience”.

In a related ...[more]

Belk, Case Libraries profiled in American Libraries magazine

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Colgate University’s newly completed Case Library and the Carol Grotnes Belk Library at Appalachian State University were among the projects selected for inclusion in the Architectural Showcase in the April issue of American Libraries, the monthly publication of the American Library Association.

The Case Library, which bridges Colgate’s upper and lower campuses, comprises a 101,000 sf renovation and 51,000 sf addition. The dynamic space includes a café, 24-hour study areas, and videoconferencing and multimedia production facilities.

The prominent tower of the 210,000 sf Belk Library is a campus landmark for Appalachian State’s Boone, NC, campus. The building’s design capitalizes on the University’s unique location with daylit reading spaces offering mountain vistas.