Charles Deering Library West Entry
Evanston, Illinois / United States of America
Restoration of the historic Deering Library's entrance and lobby provides a new face for the combined library complex, strengthens connections between Deering and the adjacent Main University Library and preserves the unique architectural character of this cherished 1933 landmark by architect James Gamble Rogers.
Work included construction of a new, accessible entry route and plaza fronting on the adjacent meadow, new custom-designed lamp standards and railings, new landscaping, accommodation for assembly podia and media hookups, restoration of exterior lighting and finishes and re-commissioning of the original entry doors. Inside, work included repair and restoration of historic finishes, assemblies, and a new security station and entry vestibules stipulated to be indistinguishable from the building's original architecture. This encompassed restoration and augmentation of historic lighting, new custom-designed, archival-quality display vitrines, custom signage standards, and custom-designed light fixtures.
Building-wide work included improvements to accessible routes, elevator, security and life-safety enhancements, and redesign of the corridor linking Deering to Main library, including new finishes, lighting, signage, millwork and integrated digital media displays designed to clearly mark the point of transition between Main and Deering.
Architect of record
HBRA Architects, Inc
372 W. Ontario Street, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60654, United States
3235 Arnold Lane
Northbrook, IL 60062, United States
WMA Consulting Engineers, Ltd.
815 S. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605, United States
Rubinos & Mesia Engineers, Inc.
200 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60604, United States
Anne Kustner Haser
Anne Kustner Lighting Design
900 Isabella Street
Evanston, IL 60201
CCS International, Inc
1815 S. Meyers Road, Suite 200
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181, United States
ArchiTech Consulting, Inc
111 East Busse Avenue, Suite 601
Mount Prospect, IL 60056, United States
405 N. Wabash, Suite 806
Chicago, IL 60611, United States
Quarra Stone Company, LLC
333 Atlas Avenue
Madison, WI 53714, United States
19 Butternut Street
Greenfield, MA 01301, United States
O'Brien Metal, Inc
2100 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614, United States
Barsanti Woodwork Corp.
3838 W. 51st Street
Chicago, IL 60632, United States
1459 W. Cortez
Chicago, IL 60642, United States