By David Sheahen, Assistant VP of Management Services
The Board of Curators recently reviewed the design of the new Miller Nichols Library Classroom Addition at UMKC. The new facility will enhance UMKC’s instructional capacity by providing approximately 950 new large lecture/auditorium seats, which is an increase of approximately 25% within the core campus to support campus wide enrollment growth.
Placing the new building directly adjacent and physically connected with the Miller Nichols Library fulfills a long sought after initiative of blending the library and academic experience on campus. The exterior materials for the building are carefully selected to build upon the palette already established on Miller Nichols Library and the recent Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) addition. The same panelized limestone, rusticated rubble limestone, and dark metal used on the ASRS addition are featured prominently on the new Classroom addition. The south face of the building will feature a glass curtain wall system with horizontal sunshades to maximize transparency, daylight, and views, while protecting the space from solar heat gain.
The $18,000,000 project is funded by revenue bonds. The project architects are PGAV Architects of St. Louis, Missouri, working with Sasaki Associates of Watertown, Massachusetts. The Weitz Company, LLC of Lenexa, Kansas is the Construction Manager. The project is planned for completion in 2013.
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