Client Roberts Wesleyan College

B. Thomas Golisano Library

Rochester, New York

The library is designed to meet the University’s objectives of increasing student gathering space and to provide a sustainable facility that encourages the usage by patrons. Increasing space for students is achieved through the creation of a study café that is incorporated into the library’s study area. Access to the study café and a 32-station computer lab is available 24/7 via access cards. Wireless access makes the study café a natural gathering place for students. The library has two fireplaces, adding to the comfortable look and feel of the space. Other amenities include group study rooms, a conference room, a Graduate Research Room, a Curriculum Center and an Archives area.

Sustainable design techniques and materials were considered throughout the entire design process and contributed toward LEED-NC Silver certification. Green features include the use of geothermal heat pumps, energy-efficient and natural lighting, high efficiency insulation practices, use of high efficiency plumbing fixtures, and drought-resistant landscaping.

At a glance

43,000 SF

170,000 Volumes

Study Café

Conference Room

Computer Lab

Graduate Research Room

Curriculum Center

LEED-NC Silver certification

Features

Architectural Portfolio Award
Outstanding Design, Post-Secondary
American School & University, Architectural Portfolio

Excellence in Green Lighting Award
Electrical Association of Rochester

Green Educational Facility Award
Learning By Design

Merit Award
American Institute of Architects, Rochester Chapter

Outstanding Design Award, Libraries/Media Centers Category
American School & University, Educational Interiors Showcase

Academic Library of the Year
Rochester Regional Library Council

Services

Architectural Design

Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical

Interior Design

Furnishing, Fixtures & Equipment

"The library is a great building and all aspects have been performing as designed. The Golisano Library is the most successful project we have completed in the last 25 years. LEO A DALY was a big part of the success."

24/7

A 32-station computer lab is available around the clock.

FACT:

Approximately 1,835 full time students were enrolled at Roberts Wesleyan College for Fall 2014.

42

Two instruction labs can be merged to accommodate groups as large as 42.