Learning Commons Library
St. Joseph's University - Philadelphia, PA
A 40,000 SF Learning Commons addition to the existing main Drexel Library is designed as a technology-rich environment for round-the-clock use by students and faculty. A generous three-story glazed Atrium serves as the point of entry for this academic complex and functions as a link between the new addition and the existing library. Service and orientation for users are centrally located in the Atrium. The Learning Commons houses a coffee shop, social study, and common computer area on the ground floor; quiet individual and group study areas on the second floor; and special collections and exhibits on the third. The adjoining Campus Park with plazas and walkways are part of the overall Academic Center concept designed to foster learning through interaction.