University at Albany Library Facility Assessment, Programming & Renovation – Albany, NY

University at Albany Library Facility Assessment, Programming & Renovation – Albany, NY

The University Library concept design – including benchmarking, visioning, programming, facility assessment, and conceptual design phase schematic section and plan diagrams coordinated for structural and mechanical feasibility – lays out a five-phase strategy for transforming and improving the Library’s existing 254,500 square-foot facility designed in…

Special Collections Room for Rowan University Libraries – Glassboro, NJ

Special Collections Room for Rowan University Libraries – Glassboro, NJ

Sorensen Partners is Architect and Interior Designer for Rowan University Campbell Library’s new University Special Collections & Archives Room, under construction in 2017. Located adjacent to the lobby on the library’s third floor, the 4,200 square-foot Special Collections Room includes a reading room, climate-controlled archival…

ADD LAB : Additive Manufacturing Lab at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology – Boston, MA

ADD LAB : Additive Manufacturing Lab at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology – Boston, MA

Sorensen Partners is designing a Maker Space / Fabrication Lab and recommending equipment for Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT), a technical college located in Boston.  The centrally-located lab will be a renovation making maximum use of new signage and economical lighting, paint, and HVAC…

Cornell Law School – Classrooms & Library Renovation & Addition – Ithaca, NY

Cornell Law School – Classrooms & Library Renovation & Addition – Ithaca, NY

Marie S.A. Sorensen was schematic design architect and designer for a 53,000 SF comprehensive renovation of Cornell Law School’s Myron Taylor Hall, built in 1932, the central building in the School’s collegiate gothic campus, and a 7,000 SF infill addition to the Library. Myron Taylor Hall’s…

Rowan University Libraries Planning & Strategy – Glassboro, NJ

Rowan University Libraries Planning & Strategy – Glassboro, NJ

Sorensen Partners worked with Rowan University and the Rowan University Libraries in Glassboro, New Jersey, in 2014-15 on planning and strategy for the library facilities. The university’s main library, Campbell Library, was built in 1984 under the leadership of the college’s fifth president, Dr. Herman…

Digital Discovery and Architectural Interface Design

Digital Discovery and Architectural Interface Design

How do researchers search for knowledge? What are their behaviors and habits, and what technologies do they use? Marie S.A. Sorensen’s upcoming article in the Journal of Library Administration proposes that three design shifts – involving more human senses; enabling comparative and simultaneous viewing; and…

Cambridge Public Library Central Square Branch – Main Floor Improvements – Cambridge, MA

Cambridge Public Library Central Square Branch – Main Floor Improvements – Cambridge, MA

Sorensen Partners is Interior Designer and Furniture Consultant for new collaborative work space and reading areas for patrons on the main floor of the Central Square Branch of the Cambridge Public Library. Replacing a traditional grouping of study carrels, the new collaborative space provides varied…

Light Industrial & Professional Building for Facella Realty & Investment Co. – Lawrence, MA

Light Industrial & Professional Building for Facella Realty & Investment Co. – Lawrence, MA

Sorensen Partners worked with Lawrence, MA industrial property owners Sam Facella and John Facella in spring 2014 to measure, model, and explore design changes to their historic industrial buildings. The scope of work included schematic-level plans and a rendering showing an existing 11,000 SF building divided into…

Library Infill Addition for Cornell Law School – Ithaca, NY

Library Infill Addition for Cornell Law School – Ithaca, NY

Schematic Design and program confirmation for this 7,000 square-foot three-floor infill addition to the Cornell Law School Library marries a sky-lit slot and communicating stair to the historic main reading room of the central building in this collegiate gothic ensemble designed in 1932 by Providence-based…