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Thursday, March 31, 2011

U. Denver - Penrose Library Plans for Academic Commons

Still in the planning stages, the Academic Commons at Penrose Library project is gathering feedback and ideas from the community through a variety of surveys and focus groups. Check the progress on the project blog. Construction should start mid-July, 2011, with a timeline of 18-24 months to completion.

From the project's FAQ:
"Some highlights of the new building project include:
>Increased seating on the upper and lower levels
>Addition of deep quiet study areas
>More group study rooms in a variety of sizes
>ADA compliant book stacks and elevators
>Enhanced technology in all areas
>A new multimedia software support service
>A larger café with patio seating
>An academic events space
>Increased number of power outlets throughout the building
>Increased natural light
>Energy efficient lighting and mechanical systems"
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