As part of a 1980’s Master Plan prepared by Lohan Associates for DePaul University’s Lincoln Park campus, a new 190,000 sf library was proposed. In 1990, Lohan Associates was commissioned to design the new library to house a potential 650,000 volumes. The building was sited to be the east bookend of a quadrangle with existing buildings on the south and west.
In a move away from the Brutalist concrete campus buildings from the 1960’s, the new library was clad in brick and limestone to harmonize with the adjacent Lincoln Park neighborhood’s residences.
Architect and Interior Designer: Lohan Associates