Elgin Community College Renner Academic Library

Providing Resource Access to Students
Elgin, Illinois

The Student Resource Center (SRC) of the Elgin Community College is the "heart" of the campus and its student activities. The three-story building, originally constructed in 1970, needed an extensive remodel, renovation, and refurbishing with a major emphasis on its academic library. With a growing student population, combined with limited space for collections, Elgin Community College's library could no longer accommodate students adequately.

$2.3 million

under budget

Providing architectural and engineering services, we expanded the SRC building to create study rooms, classrooms, and a vibrant student common area while tripling the library's square footage. The new Renner Academic Library and Learning Resources design focuses on students, offering more space to conduct studies, access resources, collaborate with fellow classmates, and socialize.

Owner

Community College District 509

Client

Elgin Community College

Certification

LEED® Silver

Square Footage

73,000 SF

Cost

$178 million

Awards

2012 Merit Award

ALA

Services

  • Architecture

Markets

  • Education

Regions

  • Midwest

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