University of Denver–Anderson Academic Commons

    • LEED Gold
    • 1972 Penrose Library remade to add educational services, update technology, and create an exterior compatible with the DU aesthetic
    • Updated building includes twice the seats as former facility, 135 computers, event space, café and 32 group study rooms and quiet rooms
    • Compact shelving system for the Penrose Collection on lower level
    • Centrally located quiet room — The Loft — soars over expanded atrium
    • Academic support services include Writing Center, Writing Program offices, Math Center, Technology help center, and Office of Teaching and Learning
    • Ground floor features low book shelves, fireplaces, and pieces of original Penrose furnishings
    • Addition of copper exterior panels and additional windows helps building relate to the university’s architectural standards
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