Fintel Library


Roanoke College

Roanoke College sought out BCWH to re-purpose and redesign select first floor spaces updating their 1961 Library. Following the 21st Century library model, the goal was to become a more people-centric environment and less collection driven. Due to the college's compressed summer schedule, BCWH embarked on a two day charrette working closely with library staff and administration to quickly and thoroughly establish the project's critical needs and design goals for their 11,000 SF renovation.

The final design includes a new collaboration zone, an information commons, a group study area, and a café/coffee boar; all outfitted with new flexible furnishings and technologies to create a fostering learning atmosphere. The renovation also includes custom new book shelves, periodical displays, new carpet and paint creating a refreshed interior environment where students can learn and collaborate. BCWH was award the 2015 Interior Design Excellence Award by the International Interior Design Association for their work on the Fintel Library.