skillman libraryLAFAYETTE COLLEGE

Situated at the center of the pastoral Lafayette College campus this building was reconceived as a ‘studio for learning’ rather than a traditional library. The challenge of the $17.5M project was to convert the existing library into an inviting landmark that would serve as the intellectual and social protagonist of campus life. The 110,000 square foot addition and renovation project provides a café, formal and casual reading/information/meeting areas, group study rooms, classrooms, computer and media labs and an art gallery. In 2006, the building was awarded the AIA National Honor Award for Interior Architecture, as well as two AIA chapter awards.


Robert J Miklos FAIA design principal while at Ann Beha Architects