The Munday Library – an addition to and renovation of the campus’s existing library – was imagined as a single central space that enhances and catalyzes interaction around technology and group learning. The new library also provides a signature academic space that embodies the values of the university: intrinsic connection to the community and grounding in the natural world.
The Munday Library also reconnects a neglected grove of live oaks to the network of shady courtyards that dot the campus hilltop. Framed views at either end of the building emphasize these connections and establish the library as the academic heart of the university. Activity inside is highly visible upon arrival and late into the night when the library becomes a beacon glimpsed from paths in all directions. A courtyard situated at the building entrance provides shaded relief and acts as an extension of the commons with casual seating and outdoor study space.