FSU Libraries Unveil Newly Renovated Strozier Library Floor
When the fall semester kicked off last month, FSU Libraries revealed some exciting new renovations to the second floor of the Strozier Library, creating the perfect environment for student success.
FSU Libraries and FSU Facilities worked together to design an updated space with an open floor plan, new desks, seating, floors, and improved directional signage. Academic Affairs funded the $ 1 million renovation.
“This remodel adds 134 learning spaces to Strozier, but it goes beyond adding seats: the renovated space sends a message to students that they are at the heart of FSU and that we are confident in their success. Said Gale Etschmaier, Dean of FSU Libraries. “It’s a visual representation of the importance of learning at Florida State University – and the importance of our students.”
The redesign received an Outstanding Design Award for Interior Renovation in the 2021 issue of the Educational Interiors Showcase of American School & University magazine. The award highlights how the redesign improves the student experience.
“This renovation was aimed at adding more functionality that students need,” said Samantha Untea, Facilities Designer at FSU Facilities. “The increased capacity allows 384 chairs at study and computer tables and 67 lounge style chairs for a total of 451 seating for students. There is electricity available at all study tables – 360 locations for students to plug in, which equates to approximately one outlet per study chair. We’ve also included several features to help with orientation, such as wall graphics, signage, accent carpet stripes, and accent wall paint.
The reopening of the second floor was celebrated on August 24 with a “Party at Club Stroz” event. Students who attended were able to experience the new space for the first time while playing bingo and spinning the wheel for freebies such as FSU library stickers, water bottles and fanny packs.
For more information visit lib.fsu.edu.