High Performance Buildings - Spreading the Word

The library for California State University, Monterey Bay was housed in a small former military building. But, the campus needed a modern facility with virtual and print resources, and spaces for collaboration and learning. The three-story Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library, which opened in 2008, is now the academic hub for the 12-year-old campus. The library stands out from its utilitarian surroundings with a glass tower that washes the central atrium in daylight, one of many design elements that reduces the building’s energy use.

The 136,000sf facility includes book stacks, study nooks, 350 computer stations, a main telecom room, archive room, a 200-seat auditorium, a 100-seat classroom, five...(article available for download)

CSU Monterey Bay Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library