Limestone relief makes campus library a focal point
The David L. Rice Library, a new 155,000-square-foot academic facility at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, IN, is more than double the size of the original campus library, and it features a limestone and brick facade.
Woollen, Molzan and Partners, Inc. of Indianapolis, IN, served as the Design Architect for the project, while the Architect of Record was Hafer Associates from Evansville, IN. According to the architects, the initial phase of work was to renovate the existing 1971 library; however, after reviewing the program needs, budget and schedule, the campus leadership came to the conclusion to build new.
The limestone was used in 2- x 3-foot pieces at the top and bottom of the rotunda, as well as for window trimmings and the top sections of each part of the building. The standard buff limestone was used in both a smooth finish and a rock-face finish, according to the architects.
David L. Rice Library
Design Architect: Woollen, Molzan and
Partners, Indianapolis, IN
University of Southern Indiana
Architect of Record: Hafer Associates, Evansville, IN
Stone Installer: Bartley & Perigo Masonry Contractors, Inc., Evansville, IN
Stone Supplier: Evans Limestone Co., Bedford, IN