csu morgan library
Centrally located on campus the Morgan Library has the opportunity to be a study beacon, inducing activity and heavy use, attracting and expanding the interests of both individual scholarly pursuit and shared knowledge via group study. The existing entry sequence was intimidating and difficult to navigate, discouraging many students and faculty from using or even entering the facility. The new addition respects its location at the center of campus and imbues a revived presence, an approachable entry, and an indoor/outdoor connection. The architecture showcases sustainability and efficiency, order and simplicity. The primary use adjacent to the entry is iconic and representative of the new academic paradigm, that of serendipitous knowledge. Coined the "Energy Chamber," this primary space is an aesthetically impressive, iconic study venue that gives students and faculty a strong sense of connectivity to each other and to the CSU campus.