The hammering and pounding taking place on the Loyola Marymount campus is deafening, with work continuing on the $55 million, LEED Certified, William H. Hannon Library. Scheduled for completion in Summer 2009, the new facility promises 88,000 sq. ft. of learning space for the kids at LMU over three floors. The library is designed by DMJM, the architecture team behind downtown's new LAPD Headquarters. The web site for the library features a virtual fly-through set to a pumping techno beat. Vertically mounted louvers will filter light into the structure, making learning both sexy and environmentally friendly. In addition, a big Jesus cross will be placed over the circulation desk. One of the interior shots also seems to indicate the presence of a virtual fire place.
· Coming Soon: The William H. Hannon Library [Loyola Marymount]
· William H. Hannon Library [DMJM]