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Academic Libraries

Cambridge Public Library Main Branch – Collaborative Staff Workspace

Cambridge Public Library Main Branch – Collaborative Staff Workspace

Sorensen Partners is Architect, Interior Designer, and Furniture Consultant for a new collaborative work space for staff in the Main Branch of the Cambridge Public Library. Replacing a cubicle layout work area, the new collaborative space provides flexibility of workspace choice and personal storage. The […]

Swarthmore College Library Collection Management & Discovery Office Suite  – Workflows Analysis, Workshop & Design

Swarthmore College Library Collection Management & Discovery Office Suite – Workflows Analysis, Workshop & Design

Sorensen Partners worked with Swarthmore College to relocate the library technical services offices at McCabe Library to a new space within the library that efficiently meets the department’s present workflow needs. Sorensen Partners conducted an on-site analysis and programming study in conjunction with the College […]

News – Sorensen authors ‘Designing for Laughter: 7 Concepts for Inventing the Future of Academic Communities’

News – Sorensen authors ‘Designing for Laughter: 7 Concepts for Inventing the Future of Academic Communities’

Charles G. Forrest & Martin Halbert – editors of Beyond the Information Commons: A Field Guide to Evolving Library Services, Technologies and Spaces, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming – selected Sorensen Partners’ Marie S.A. Sorensen, AIA as the author of the volume’s Afterword. Sorensen’s essay, […]

Learning Commons for Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Learning Commons for Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Sorensen Partners was Architect and Interior Designer for the renovation of three signature spaces in the ‘Learning Commons’ on the main floor of Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) in Boston, Massachusetts, and specified and coordinated furniture, lighting, AV, IT, power/data, mechanical, and electrical requirements. […]

University of the Pacific Library: Participatory Design & Ethnography

University of the Pacific Library: Participatory Design & Ethnography

Sorensen Partners was participatory design workshop leader and ethnographer for the University of the Pacific (UOP) Libraries staff and leadership, and with the Department of Support Services / Physical Plant, in summer 2017 to facilitate understanding and discovery of Library staff and faculty interactions and […]

University at Albany Library Facility Assessment, Programming & Renovation

University at Albany Library Facility Assessment, Programming & Renovation

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

Special Collections Room for Rowan University Libraries

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 […]

Rowan University Libraries Planning & Strategy

Rowan University Libraries Planning & Strategy

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 […]