Corban partners with Arbuckle Costic in library project

Thursday, November 13, 2008

 

Corban College & Graduate School is pleased to announce its relationship with Arbuckle Costic Architects, Inc., for building its new library, an $8 million capital effort.  The College chose Arbuckle Costic for its local presence, strong qualifications, and significant experience with both educational and religious organizations. 

Working with the architect since July 2008, Corban is three-quarters of the way through the conceptual design and planning process.  By the end of December, architectural renderings will be available.  Library Planning Committee Chair, Vice President Steve Hunt, values the renderings as a means to maximize fundraising efforts over the next several years.  He hopes the library’s construction will be completed within five years.

The new library will be approximately 39,000 square feet.   Built with as many green considerations as possible, it will link three vertical levels of campus, providing an optimal view of the city of Salem.  Hunt voices the project’s importance:  “The new library will overlook the city and be a visually significant building on campus.  It will assist us in our expansion of program offerings and serve a growing student population.  As Corban nears university status, the facility will not only enhance our program support, but will allow renovation of current library space for additional classrooms and offices.”

Data updates and drawings of the proposed facility are posted in the current library across from the circulation desk.  Questions or comments about the library project may be directed to shunt@corban.edu.

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