The design of the Manchester Library and Learning Center reflects a marriage of technology and tradition, with architecture that complements the School’s existing buildings. The 21,000 SF, three-story library and learning center includes areas for collaboration as well as quiet study. The central focus of the library’s design is a two-story atrium that integrates the main level with the space below. The main level includes a classroom, reference section and study rooms. The atrium/lower level incorporates skylights and clerestory windows that gather and project daylight into the atrium and throughout the main level, making the use of natural light one of the building’s most sustainable features. The upper level incorporates a flexible learning center space that will accommodate a variety of academic support services including tutoring, group study areas, a classroom and test rooms. The project is designed to adhere to San Diego Gas and Electric’s Savings by Design program.
- The Bishop’s School – Manchester Library & Learning Center