Request For Proposals (156KB)
First Floor Architecture Drawing (238KB)
Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) is sponsoring a competition for student teams to redesign the entire first floor in an effort to transform the KSL into a vibrant intellectual community center for campus learning and research. Students are invited to create teams that will: (1) study the needs of undergraduate and graduate students and faculty, (2) develop a basis of design and program plan, and (3) present the proposed plan to an expert panel for review.
Proposals will be evaluated by the Evaluation Panel based upon the creativity, cost-effectiveness, practicality, and sustainability of the proposals. The number of prizes awarded may vary depending upon the total number of submissions. First prize will be $2,500 to the team.
Teams should consider which services, functions, or features should be added, redesigned, moved to other floors, or eliminated entirely. Proposed designs should complement and enhance the aesthetics of the building, and ensure that KSL is a warm and inviting environment that has a logical layout of features. Teams may choose to change, augment or maintain the current color palette, add artwork or display spaces, add dynamic visual display panels, and change or improve signage. The team also should recommend changes to the furniture. The only parameters for the redesign are: (1) the space for the new library cafe is assigned but the area can be proposed for redesign; (b) any proposed changes to the compact shelving must be accompanied by an alternative onsite location for an equivalent number of volumes; and (3) no relocation can occur to load bearing walls, elevators or restrooms.
Timeframe and Deadlines. [Note: the following dates are tentative and subject to change]
The notation "Siegal" in the online catalog refers to the Aaron Garber Library of the Siegal College of Judaic Studies at 26500 Shaker Blvd. Cleveland OH 44122. The Aaron Garber Library is the academic library of the College and the central library of the Cleveland Jewish community. It includes 30,000 volumes, plus periodicals, language tapes, music and text CDs in English, Hebrew and Yiddish. The Library's electronic catalog is part of the online library system managed by Case Western Reserve University, and is included in OhioLINK, the statewide electronic academic catalog system. Online borrowing privileges are reserved for students registered at Siegal College. Community members are welcome to browse the catalog, visit the Garber Library and borrow materials.
For further information, contact by email, or call 216-464-4050 x131 or 132.