Wells Library Ground Floor Renovation and Accessibility Upgrades

IU Bloomington
Completion date
December 2019
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Fanning Howey
Team leader

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Project description

Indiana University proposes to proceed with the renovation of a portion of the ground floor of Wells Library on the Bloomington campus. Approximately 19,000 gross square feet will be updated, and a universally-accessible ramp also will be constructed at the northwest exterior corner of the building. This project will create a separate space for the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, while also updating two 1968 classrooms, increasing dining space for the Bookmarket Eatery, and updating two restrooms for universal accessibility. Work will include renovations of public areas; replacement of outdated 1968 mechanical systems, lighting, security, and data distribution infrastructure; and upgrades to finishes as well as reorganization of the entire project area to improve building access. The new accessible ramp will connect the sidewalk along 10th Street to the northwest exterior building plaza.

Wells Library exterior ramp rendering
Wells Library exterior ramp
Wells Library exterior ramp construction
Wells Library exterior ramp construction
Wells Library exterior ramp construction