|(above) Main Interior|
|(above) Special Collections Reading Room|
|(above) Special Events Meeting Room|
If you were to walk through University of Denver renovation of the Penrose Library construction site, you would not recognize it. The abundance of natural light from the central atrium and the addition of windows in the stairwells and lower level changes the space dramatically. While the footprint of the original Penrose remains, the Academic Commons adds significant space along the south side of the building. Many interior walls, a new roof, and an elevator shaft have been completed, while details of the café are being finalized.
Expected to be complete in the Spring of 2013, the Academic Commons will be the campus hub, supporting students in many aspects of student life. It will be the center of student and faculty collaboration around learning, and a place that symbolizes the University of Denver’s strength in research, teaching, and service with a mission that serves the public good.