The new Union University Library project was initiated by a $10M donation from a generous benefactor. The existing library was outdated and did not meet the technological or collaborative study environmental needs of the current generation of students. The new library was designed to feature an iconic structure on the Union University campus. The library includes two “front doors” that make the building accessible from the campus’s great lawn can experience the panoramic views of the campus and its expansive green lawns.
As the initial design progressed, the University President expressed the idea that a domed structure would lend to the iconic expression desired as well as engender the vision of stability and longevity, which was accomplished while maintaining the traditional “Collegiate Georgian” design similar to that of the other buildings on the great lawn of the campus.
It was desired to have 32,000 linear feet of library shelving, of which approximately 75% of the shelving be in high density shelving. Study rooms were created to accommodate four to eight persons and provide sound-isolating but not visually isolating, collaborative spaces. Larger reading areas were desired near the main circulation desk. The library also includes the new President’s suite as well as executive offices for the Provost and staff.
"I am grateful for our partners at TLM Associates who were so helpful in bringing the vision of The Logos, our new library at Union, to life. Their commitment to excellence, understanding of our mission, solutions oriented problem solving, desire to listen to us, and dedication through the completion of the project made working with them a real joy." - Dr. Samuel "Dub" Oliver, President - Union University