2019 | UNCSA Old Library Renovation | Winston-Salem, NC

Built in 1976, the Old (Semans) Library was designed by Hardy Holzman Pfieffer as the first new building to be constructed on the UNCSA campus. The University opened a new library in 2015 and the Semans building is now being adapated by Szostak Design to accommodate offices for the Chancellor, senior staff and drama faculty as well as academic and multi-purpose space.

The $8M project includes renovation of 29,633-GSF of existing space and a a 3-story, 5,000-GSF addition to the north façade. Enclosed by a glass curtain wall, the addition will increase natural daylighting throughout the building and improve the connection between the interior spaces and the adjacent Daniels Plaza. The transparent façade will allow activity within and without the building to be communicated, greatly enhancing the vitality of this central campus space.