Project Description

Sarah Graham Kenan Library Renovation and Research Study
Raleigh, NC

EwingCole Interiors’ EDAC-certified staff, in collaboration with in-house researchers, performed a pre- and post-design evaluation of the Sarah Graham Kenan Library to inform design decisions and create a flexible, high-performance learning environment, expedite the project delivery process, and maximize use of the project budget. Based on the evaluation results, EwingCole identified a need for flexibility for individual and group learning and increased infrastructure for personal electronic devices. Zones were developed for individual study and active group collaboration, a technology bar for device charging was implemented, and flex learning spaces for classes or tutoring were created. Student and staff response to the renovated space has been overwhelmingly positive.