Cardinal Stritch University
Library Information Commons
The project at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin includes three separate areas: The first area includes remodeling of locker rooms to accommodate a larger team “chalk-talk” area, additional ADA-accessible toilet fixtures and individual shower areas. The second area is a remodel of the first floor existing library to embrace a “Library Information Commons” concept. This approach provides students with a more flexible environment responding to current multi-media research options, different (and changing) individual and group study needs, improved circulation and research staff desk area, and integrates a small coffee-bar area. Finally, the project addresses a pressing need for additional office space by converting a number of small, under-utilized spaces into staff offices.