The Pennsylvania State University | Pattee Library Knowledge Commons Phases 7-9
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The Pennsylvania State University | University Park, PA

Pattee Library Knowledge Commons Phases 7-9

47,000 sq. ft. | $21.7 million | August 2019

Barton Education provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing engineering and architectural lighting design services for a 47,000 square-foot renovation that expanded student group study and collaboration spaces, and improved overall accessibility at Pattee Library on the University Park campus. The project included renovations to the entire ground floor west that created the Collaboration Commons. The new area provides students with group study spaces, interactive classrooms and interactive media spaces. The project also included the creation of new office, study and classroom spaces by enclosing the remaining courtyard into an interactive atrium that improves access to all four levels of the library across the west and central sections. The project scope included a complete HVAC system replacement, plumbing, fire protection and electrical system upgrades and replacements. Barton’s architectural lighting team worked with the project owner’s representatives and architectural team to create custom lighting fixtures to portray the ambience that the Dean of the Library was requesting in the Atrium and collaboration commons.

Barton’s Lighting Studio is honored to have received a 2020 Certificate of Merit as well as a Section Award for Interior Lighting Design Excellence from the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Philadelphia Section. View the video or magazine for the full list of winners.


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