The two-story, 55,000 sf McGraw-Page Library opened in 1961 and was renovated and doubled in size in 1987. A smaller addition was constructed in 2011. The building remains in a great location at the crossroads of campus and the college has decided to renovate and potentially add to the existing building rather than build a new facility.

The study deliverables included a comprehensive analysis of current space utilization in the existing McGraw-Page Library and programming for two phases of a renovation and expansion of the existing space.

Phase 1 of the project includes the renovation of the McGraw-Page Library, and the construction of additional space to add a variety of offices and services to the first floor of the building, including:

  • Improved office spaces for existing Library staff offices and services;
  • Staff offices and workspace for the College’s EDGE Career Services;
  • Offices and workspace for the Office of International Education;
  • Offices for the College’s Honors Program;
  • Multipurpose office/conference spaces to permit expansion of services and personnel over time;
  • Reception space and workspace for administration;
  • And, appropriate student study and workspaces.
  • Phase 1 also provides for the substantial refurbishment of the existing facility, to include additional electrical, interior finishes including flooring, and improved signage.

    Phase 2 of the project includes the addition of a classroom building adjacent to the Library that will include a number of classrooms and faculty offices, including

  • At least one classroom equipped with computer workstations;
  • One classroom that can be darkened significantly to allow for film/media viewing;
  • A number of classrooms with a minimum capacity of 30 seats.
  • The two-story, 55,000 sf McGraw-Page Library opened in 1961 and was renovated and doubled in size in 1987. A smaller addition was constructed in 2011. The building remains in a great location at the crossroads of campus and the college has decided to renovate and potentially add to the existing building rather than build a new facility.

    The study deliverables included a comprehensive analysis of current space utilization in the existing McGraw-Page Library and programming for two phases of a renovation and expansion of the existing space.

    Phase 1 of the project includes the renovation of the McGraw-Page Library, and the construction of additional space to add a variety of offices and services to the first floor of the building, including:

  • Improved office spaces for existing Library staff offices and services;
  • Staff offices and workspace for the College’s EDGE Career Services;
  • Offices and workspace for the Office of International Education;
  • Offices for the College’s Honors Program;
  • Multipurpose office/conference spaces to permit expansion of services and personnel over time;
  • Reception space and workspace for administration;
  • And, appropriate student study and workspaces.
  • Phase 1 also provides for the substantial refurbishment of the existing facility, to include additional electrical, interior finishes including flooring, and improved signage.

    Phase 2 of the project includes the addition of a classroom building adjacent to the Library that will include a number of classrooms and faculty offices, including

  • At least one classroom equipped with computer workstations;
  • One classroom that can be darkened significantly to allow for film/media viewing;
  • A number of classrooms with a minimum capacity of 30 seats.
  • Planning Study Design Options

    Planning Study Design Options

    Client: Randolph-Macon College

    Location: Ashland, Virginia

    Discipline: Library

    Completion: 2017

    Size: 55,000 SF

    Key Team Members

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    , Higher Education, Libraries