UNC Wilmington Randall Library Renovation & Expansion

Wilmington, NC

This renovation and addition for UNCW’s Randall Library focuses on connectivity, visibility, and the user experience. The design provides better access to student services with a one-stop shop model, and the building will serve as a campus hub and recruitment tool.

Major design goals include doubling the existing seat count, integrating technology-rich spaces throughout the library, creating appropriate space for Special Collections, and providing an efficient workflow for staff. A new café provides gathering and work areas as well as refreshment, and an event space adjacent to library exhibits helps to expand opportunities for engagement. The project will be phased to allow the facility to remain operational throughout the construction process.

LS3P is the Executive Architect in collaboration with Shepley Bulfinch.