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Renovations/Additions to Case Library, Colgate University

CM at-Risk services for this prestigious project on the campus of Colgate University. The scope of work included renovation of the existing 101,000 SF Case Library and the addition of the 54,000 SF Geyer Center for Information Technology to accommodate the University’s expanding archival and IT services.

A new fifth floor with a separate outside entrance on the south side was added, housing a café, 24-hour study area and separate areas for videoconferencing, a multimedia production suite, and public computing.  A walkway to the new entrance has made the building accessible to the upper quad.

A robotic storage/retrieval mechanism (LASR) was installed that now accepts a student’s order and delivers a book to the circulation desk in minutes. It is housed in a vault approximately 30 feet high by 115 feet long, and can hold 500,000 books.