AKA: University of Washington, Odegaard Undergraduate

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings; built works - social and civic buildings - libraries

Designers: Kirk, Wallace, McKinley AIA and Associates (firm); Miller Hull Partnership, LLP (firm); Mortenson, M.A., Construction Company (firm); Ruth Baleiko (architect); Robert E. Hull (architect); Paul Hayden Kirk (architect); David A. McKinley Jr. (architect); David E. Miller (architect); Donald Sheridan Wallace (architect)

Dates: constructed 1972

4 stories

Architectural historian Norman Johnston observed about the library: "Sheathed in brick veneer, it has an interesting exterior whose forms, shades and shadows reflect its internal organization of study carrels." (See Norman J. Johnston, Campus Guide University of Washington, [New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2001], p. 48.)

Renovation of the Odegaard Library into the Odegaard Learning Center (OLC) will occur between 2012-2013. Miller-Hull Architects will be the architect of record for the remodeling, while Mortenson Construction will serve as General Contractor and Construction Manager. The library closed to students and the public at the end of Spring Quarter 2012, 06/08/2012. The work needed to be completed by 06/30/2013 at a cost of $16.575 million. Major alterations were planned, including the removal of central atrium stairs, and the main entrance's relocation from the east to the south side. Miller Hull designed two state-of-the-art Active Learning Classrooms, "providing educators with a unique opportunity to explore how space and technology can promote student learning. The Active Learning Classrooms are located on the 1st floor of Odegaard Library. ALC 136 has a capacity of 90 students and ALC141 has a capacity of 63 students." (Email from Amanda Hornby to UW Librarians, 03/20/2013.)

Two state-of-the-art Active Learning Classrooms are being built in Odegaard Library (available Autumn 2013), providing educators with a unique opportunity to explore how space and technology can promote student learning. The Active Learning Classrooms are located on the 1st floor of Odegaard Library. ALC 136 has a capacity of 90 students and ALC 141 has a capacity of 63 students.

PCAD id: 8208