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The Details
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Size: 132,000 square feet
Value: $39,638,326
Completion Date: December, 2011
Delivery Method: CM-at-Risk
Owner: Norfolk State University
Architects: Moseley Architects

The 132,000 SF, 3-story Brooks Library provides Norfolk State University with a state of the art university library. It provides spaces for library related activity and functions. It includes a mechanical penthouse and is a brick and aluminum curtain wall building with a sloping metal roof, concrete floors, facility signage, and electrical, emergency power generator with glass roof elements. Tasks consisted of site preparation, utilities (water, sewer, gas, and electric), sidewalk, lighting, and landscaping. The New Brooks Library is LEED Gold certified. The first floor has a central lobby, the Information Commons, Information Services, Media Services, a large & small instruction room, as well as mechanical and electrical spaces. The second floor has collections, a variety of group study areas, the Marshal collection, an Archives area, as well as a Museum/Gallery area. The third floor includes collections, group study rooms, E-Learning spaces, and administrative offices.