PSU Axe Library Phase 4

Educational

Pittsburg, Kansas

Brief Summary

As core centers of learning, campus libraries must evolve along with teaching structures and the types of projects students are creating. Study and workspaces in academic settings have been trending towards more open environments that support small group study spaces and collaboration.  

Crossland was very honored to update phase four of the PSU Leonard H. Axe library and improve the flow and functionality in a dynamic way.
 
The project began with demolition to create an open and welcoming entrance. Crossland designed and constructed a spacious floor plan, with glass walls leading to open areas and optimal lighting to help meet student study needs. The existing coffee bar was enlarged, and PSU school colors were added throughout the building to foster school spirit.
 
Combined with plenty of comfortable areas where groups of students can work together, this more modern and inviting design for the library gives students an area to spend time and enjoy studying at Axe Library for years to come.  

Past library additions and renovations led demolition to take longer than originally expected, and piping and electrical had to be rerouted. Crossland crews took these issues in stride and adjusted for the challenges from day one to keep the schedule moving forward. 

Student workspaces in schools and on campuses are trending towards more open environments that support small group study and collaboration. Crossland was very honored to update the PSU Axe Library to help them evolve along this path.

A welcoming entrance, open areas, and optimal lighting were added to improve the flow and functionality of the space. Comfortable study areas were created to support group projects among students, including expansion of the existing coffee bar. Plenty of PSU red was woven throughout the building, helping to foster school spirit and pride.  

Ultimately, this more modern and inviting design ensures students will enjoy both studying and relaxing in Axe Library for years to come. 

Project facts

  • SIZE - 17,250
  • CONTRACT VALUE - $991,753
  • DELIVERY METHOD - HARD BID
  • SELF-PERFORMANCE - DEMOLITION, ROUGH & FINISH CARPENTRY
  • CLIENT - PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY
  • ARCHITECT - CLARK HUESEMANN

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