Johns Hopkins University | Brody Learning Commons Library Addition
Lewis Contractors completed this addition to the Milton S. Eisenhower Library on JHU’s Homewood Campus. The new wing includes high-technology collaborative spaces for students—including an 84 square foot electronic “visualization wall” in the atrium—a new rare books library, and a 75 seat café. There are 16 flexible group study rooms, 6 “smart” classrooms and seminar rooms wired with state-of-the-art digital technology such as short-throw projectors, and a large 100-seat quiet reading room. The addition also houses the Department of Special Collections and includes a new conservation laboratory for the Department of Conservation and Preservation. Marble used in construction was salvaged from an earlier renovation of nearby Shriver Hall. The project itself makes extensive use of daylighting and highly efficient energy systems in obtaining LEED Gold Certification—surpassing the Owner’s original goal of LEED Silver. Building Information Modeling systems were used by both the Architect and Lewis Contractors in executing this project.