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Harvard University

Widener Library
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Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architects & Engineers
  • Extensive renovation & addition to existing library constructed in 1915
  • Library sits on tight site within active Harvard Yard
  • Extensive, detailed renovation and interior expansion; scope of work included an upgrade of the HVAC, humidity control, electrical, lighting, fire suppression, and security systems and the reorganization of offices and supporting areas
  • Two light-wells at the center of the library were infilled to create a new addition for the stack systems, staff areas, new reading rooms and mechanical space
  • Work phased to allowed library to remain open and fully functional
  • Received AGC Build Mass Award for project team effectiveness