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Academic Libraries

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

‘Knowledge Constellation’ : Visualizing Discovery

‘Knowledge Constellation’ : Visualizing Discovery

Sorensen Partners is working with academic librarians from MIT, Northeastern University and Georgia Institute of Technology, faculty and library scholars to create an analytic bibliographic tool and physical infrastructure to visualize knowledge origins and track the evolution of distinct research hypotheses with the working title […]

News – Sorensen Keynotes ACRL/NEC Conference

News – Sorensen Keynotes ACRL/NEC Conference

In shaping the communities of the library, architecture should be guided by the values of quality; nuance; inclusiveness; support for differing learning styles; physical, emotional and social health; and a clear sense of place for the academic disciplines that underpin the university’s curriculum and the library services and their constituencies.

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 […]

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 […]

Library Infill Addition for Cornell Law School

Library Infill Addition for Cornell Law School

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 […]