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Alfred R. Goldstein Library,
Ringling College of Art and Design


Sarasota, Florida, USA


TRANSFORMING THE LIBRARY EXPERIENCE
Located roughly half a mile east from Sarasota Bay, the 46,000-square-foot Alfred R. Goldstein Library on the campus of the Ringling College of Art and Design is a state-of-the-art building that aims to transform how users engage with the library’s collections and services.
 
The striking, 24-hour library designed by architects at Shepley Bulfinch and Sweet Sparkman provides students, faculty and staff with a light, airy space for creative collaboration and, unlike many libraries, discussion and interactivity. Boasting the Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center, quiet spaces, group study rooms, a café and Learning Commons computer labs, the new building is nearly four times the area of the building it replaced and houses 75,000 books, periodicals, films and video games.
 
By using tall spans of glass and Kawneer’s 350 IR Entrances, 1600 Wall System™1 and 1600 Wall System™2 Curtain Wall, the library connects visitors to exterior landscapes and terraces.


Products Used:
1600 Wall System™1 Curtain Wall
1600 Wall System™2 Curtain Wall
Trifab™ 451UT Framing System
350 IR Entrances




LEED® certification in progress


ARCHITECTS
Shepley Bulfinch - Boston, Massachusetts
Sweet Sparkman - Sarasota, Florida
 
CONTRACTOR/INSTALLER
Key Glass, LLC
Bradenton, Florida

GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Willis Smith Construction
Sarasota, Florida
 
PHOTOGRAPHY © Ryan Gamma Photograpy


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