Lauinger Library

Georgetown University • Washington, DC

Preserving a University’s Special Collections

The modernization of the Lauinger Library’s Special Collections Research Center has created new and improved space for Georgetown University’s archives, rare books, manuscripts, and works of art. Mueller Associates designed a new heating and cooling system with separate HVAC and fire suppression systems. Environmental control systems and secure shelving protect the collection’s rare and fragile resources, including documents from the university’s original library dating to the 1830s. The 7,000-square-foot center includes classroom space, a reading room, a reception area, exhibition areas, and collaborative workspace for faculty and students.

Architect

Bowie Gridley Architects

Client History

2016: Georgetown Housing Study; Ayers Saint Gross
2015: Phase IV Central Chilled Water Plant Expansion and Utility Infrastructure Upgrades
2015: Lauinger Library Special Collections Research Center; Bowie Gridley Architects
2015: Former Jesuit Residence System Improvements
2014: Boiler Feedwater System Improvements
2013: East Campus Electrical Infrastructure Replacement
2012: East Campus Chilled Water Plant Replacement
2009: Electrical Master Utility Plan
2008: Phase III Central Chilled Water Plant Expansion and Utility Infrastructure Upgrades
2004: Phase II Central Chilled Water Plant Expansion and Utility Infrastructure Upgrades
2003: Multidisciplinary Teaching Labs and Clinical Skills Teaching Center; Ayers Saint Gross
1998: Phase I Central Chilled Water Plant Expansion and Utility Infrastructure Upgrades
1994: Central Chiller Plant Study and Recommendations
1994: Fuel Tank System
1985: Chiller Tests
1982: Intercultural Center; Metcalf & Associates

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