• Health Sciences Library
  • Health Sciences Library
  • Health Sciences Library
  • University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

    Aurora, Colorado

    The three-level, 113,000 SF Health Sciences Library was designed to house the new Anschutz Medical Campus’ many book collections and provide facilities for students to congregate and study. The eye-catching new library provides ample spaces for book collections, teaching labs, meeting and study areas, a print journal collection, a large reading room, an art gallery, and a café. In addition to providing mechanical and electrical engineering, RMH was responsible for designing functional, inviting, energy-efficient lighting for the library’s many diverse spaces. The design primarily balances direct and indirect fluorescent lighting. Lighting for the book stacks utilizes T8 fluorescent uplights mounted on top of the shelving. To provide visual interest, some reading areas are illuminated entirely with direct downlights. Other study areas feature pendant-mounted direct/indirect fluorescent lighting. Decorative, glowing glass-trim downlights add interest and highlights around the major ceiling ellipses on each floor’s main lobby. Neon coves also accentuate the major elliptical shape repeated in many ceiling areas. Occupancy sensors and time clocks turn off lights when spaces are unoccupied to conserve energy.
 

CU Anshutz Health Sciences Library

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Aurora, Colorado

The three-level, 113,000 SF Health Sciences Library was designed to house the new Anschutz Medical Campus’ many book collections and provide facilities for students to congregate and study. The eye-catching new library provides ample spaces for book collections, teaching labs, meeting and study areas, a print journal collection, a large reading room, an art gallery, and a café.

In addition to providing mechanical and electrical engineering, RMH was responsible for designing functional, inviting, energy-efficient lighting for the library’s many diverse spaces. The design primarily balances direct and indirect fluorescent lighting. Lighting for the book stacks utilizes T8 fluorescent uplights mounted on top of the shelving. To provide visual interest, some reading areas are illuminated entirely with direct downlights. Other study areas feature pendant-mounted direct/indirect fluorescent lighting. Decorative, glowing glass-trim downlights add interest and highlights around the major ceiling ellipses on each floor’s main lobby. Neon coves also accentuate the major elliptical shape repeated in many ceiling areas. Occupancy sensors and time clocks turn off lights when spaces are unoccupied to conserve energy.