Breslin Architects has been the recipient of several Design Awards for this project including a “Citation for Design Excellence” from the Pennsylvania Society of Architects as well as a “Design Award” from the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Located at the geographic center of the campus, the library has quickly become the academic hub for campus life. At the front of the building, a 12 foot high statue of St. Francis, the college’s patron saint, symbolically watches over the main plaza and building entrance. Direct sunlight is carefully controlled through the use of colonnaded overhangs and recessed south-facing windows.
The palette of exterior building materials, limestone and brick, was derived from surrounding buildings to help create a unity to the campus architecture.