Norfolk State University
Serving the university’s students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community, the new library is located at the geographic heart and pedestrian crossroads of the campus and creates a new destination for learning and scholarship. The building’s glass entrance rotunda creates a welcoming “lantern” for students to learn and gather and also functions as a venue for events and exhibits. The Information Commons serves as a formal computer lab as well as an informal gathering place and internet café with food service. In addition to a circulation collection of 500,000 volumes, Brooks Library offers archive spaces, computer resource labs, media services/copy center, group study rooms, a multimedia lab, a technology classroom for library instruction, and technology assistance spaces.
Awards + Recognition
- Educational Interiors Showcase, American School & University, 2012
- America’s Best Buildings of the Year (ABBY) Merit Award, Buildings, 2013
- Excellence in Development Design Awards—Best Interior Design category, Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate, 2012