Learning Resources Center / Library
Client: Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Completion Date: 2003
TSKP STUDIO completed a master plan detailing four phases of campus improvements. and identifying several sites for new facilities. One of these is the new college library, located on a prominent triangular site along the state highway. The siting and organization of the building announces one’s arrival to the college campus and provides the library interiors with views of the nearby Still River. The exterior is designed to complement the adjacent Founders Hall to strengthen the College's presence. This two-story 28,000 sq. ft. facility provides a wide range of services for the commuting college student. It features a distinctive two-story rotunda with a reading room on the upper level and periodical archives on the lower level, a lobby which doubles as gallery for the visual arts, both print and audio/visual collections, individual and group study areas, offices, and small conference center. For this project TSKP STUDIO won the Connecticut Associated Builders and Contractors Award.