rosemont lib 2c
Rosemont College, Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library Rosemont, PA
  • Client:
  • Size:10,000 Square Feet
  • Total Cost:$556,000
  • Completion Date:

This interior renovation transformed an outdated and institutional college library, originally built in 1926, into a contemporary, welcoming and technologically savvy learning environment. Goals for the renovation were to embrace contemporary learning tools and technologies, and encourage group-based interactive areas within the space to better prepare students for life after graduation. Kimmel Bogrette and Rosemont administrators envisioned creating an atmosphere that focused on collaborative workspaces, emphasized teamwork among students, and promoted new technologies that are changing the way students interact and learn in today’s college environment. The result is a transformed library experience anchored by an Information Commons full of light, life, flexibility and, most importantly, students. Within the new Information Commons, “Eleanor’s Café” is named for Eleanor M. Weisbrod, who funded the library renovation in memory of her sister, Sr. Helen Mary Weisbrod, SHCJ.

rosemont lib 3c
Rosemont College, Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library Rosemont, PA
  • Client:
  • Size:10,000 Square Feet
  • Total Cost:$556,000
  • Completion Date:

This interior renovation transformed an outdated and institutional college library, originally built in 1926, into a contemporary, welcoming and technologically savvy learning environment. Goals for the renovation were to embrace contemporary learning tools and technologies, and encourage group-based interactive areas within the space to better prepare students for life after graduation. Kimmel Bogrette and Rosemont administrators envisioned creating an atmosphere that focused on collaborative workspaces, emphasized teamwork among students, and promoted new technologies that are changing the way students interact and learn in today’s college environment. The result is a transformed library experience anchored by an Information Commons full of light, life, flexibility and, most importantly, students. Within the new Information Commons, “Eleanor’s Café” is named for Eleanor M. Weisbrod, who funded the library renovation in memory of her sister, Sr. Helen Mary Weisbrod, SHCJ.

rosemont lib c
Rosemont College, Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library Rosemont, PA
  • Client:
  • Size:10,000 Square Feet
  • Total Cost:$556,000
  • Completion Date:

This interior renovation transformed an outdated and institutional college library, originally built in 1926, into a contemporary, welcoming and technologically savvy learning environment. Goals for the renovation were to embrace contemporary learning tools and technologies, and encourage group-based interactive areas within the space to better prepare students for life after graduation. Kimmel Bogrette and Rosemont administrators envisioned creating an atmosphere that focused on collaborative workspaces, emphasized teamwork among students, and promoted new technologies that are changing the way students interact and learn in today’s college environment. The result is a transformed library experience anchored by an Information Commons full of light, life, flexibility and, most importantly, students. Within the new Information Commons, “Eleanor’s Café” is named for Eleanor M. Weisbrod, who funded the library renovation in memory of her sister, Sr. Helen Mary Weisbrod, SHCJ.

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