Library Architecture

Architectural Facts about Peter J. Shields Library
Total Size of Library 385,939 gross square feet
Total Book Capacity 1.35 million bound volumes
Total Seating Capacity 3,391 study seats
Courtyard Trees Aristocratic Pear and Turkey Oak
Perimeter Trees Cork Oak
Lobby Flooring Permatage
Other Flooring Armstrong vinyl tile
West Wing Expansion
Opening Day April 2, 1990
Architecture and Interior Design Simon Martin-Vegue Winkelstein Morris
Structural & Civil Engineer Rutherford & Chekene
Mechanical Engineer Guttman & MacRitchie
Electrical & Lighting Engineer The Engineering Enterprise
Landscape Architects Meacham O'Brien
Contractor Campbell Construction Company
Awards
California Council, American Institute of Architects Merit Award, 1991
American Society of Interior Designers, National Committee First Place, Institutional Design, 1991
Designer Specifier Project Design Awards Winner - Public Spaces, 1991
North American Concrete Building Awards Award of Excellence, 1990
PCI - Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Award for Design Excellence, 1991
PC GlassBlock Architectural Design Awards Honorable Mention, 1991
Architectural Precast Association Award for Design Excellence, 1991
Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) Honorable Mention, 1992 Design Awards XI