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Student Competition: Redesign the First Floor of KSL
Kelvin Smith Library: Student Competition: Redesign the First Floor
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Student Competition: Redesign the First Floor of KSL
Request For Proposals (156KB) First Floor Architecture Drawing (238KB)
Floor Layouts (PDF's):
Lower Level
First Floor
Second Floor
Third Floor
Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) is sponsoring a competition for student teams to redesign the entire first floor in an effort
to transform the KSL into a vibrant intellectual community center for campus learning and research. Students are
invited to create teams that will: (1) study the needs of undergraduate and graduate students and faculty, (2) develop
a basis of design and program plan, and (3) present the proposed plan to an expert panel for review.
Proposals will be evaluated by the Evaluation
Panel based upon the creativity, cost-
effectiveness, practicality, and sustainability of
the proposals. The number of prizes awarded
may vary depending upon the total number of
submissions. First prize will be $2,500 to the
Teams should consider which services,
functions, or features should be added,
redesigned, moved to other floors, or eliminated
entirely. Proposed designs should complement
and enhance the aesthetics of the building, and
ensure that KSL is a warm and inviting
environment that has a logical layout of
features. Teams may choose to change,
augment or maintain the current color palette,
add artwork or display spaces, add dynamic
visual display panels, and change or improve signage. The team also should recommend changes to the furniture.
The only parameters for the redesign are: (1) the space for the new library cafe is assigned but the area can be
proposed for redesign; (b) any proposed changes to the compact shelving must be accompanied by an alternative
onsite location for an equivalent number of volumes; and (3) no relocation can occur to load bearing walls, elevators
or restrooms.
Proposal Contents
Research findings concerning library-related learning and research needs of undergraduate and graduate
students and of faculty, including best practices and team survey or focus groups results.
Strategic program outline, including the major organizational, functional, economic, and aesthetic goals
for the redesign, environmental sustainability opportunities, accessibility for persons with disabilities, the
flexibility of the design for future modification, expected capacity and traffic flow, and the potential for
implementing the design in phases.
Detailed program plan and design, including a written report, diagrams of the floor with adjacencies of the
different functions, the preferred footprint for each of the major functions, major site requirements, and
known constraints or obstacles.
Timeframe and Deadlines. [Note: the following dates are tentative and subject to change]
Pre-proposal informational meetings: December 2, 2010 at 10:00 am; January 12, 2011 at 10:00 am;
January 20, 2011 at 2:00 pm
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