Armacost Library, Eckerd College
The Armacost Library is the gem located in the center of campus sighted perfectly to take advantage of the views of the lagoon and when sitting in the beautiful two story reading room. The natural sunlight encompass the reading room and study rooms along with collaboration space. The reference collection is located in the center of the building providing easy access from all areas of the library and the collection is safe guarded from the direct natural light.
The interior architectural elements are continued through custom modified standard line furniture to take advantage of competitive pricing and to provide a beautiful continuation of the building interior design elements. The natural light, cheerful environment and color schemes add the quality of everyday life experience, contributing to productivity and the learning culture.
The two story striking tower serves as a beacon to mark the entrance and house a grand conference room filled with natural light and elegance. The private reading room located next door is designed for entertaining, private scholars and intimate fundraising events with a sophisticated feel.
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
Architect: Ayers Saint Gross
Size: 54,000 GSF
Cost: $10.4 million, FF&E: $1,000,000