ICA: Bonisteel Library

Interlochen Center for the Arts
Bonisteel Library Adaptive Reuse
Interlochen, Michigan
Size: 23,000 SF

This project converted an existing under-utilized gymnasium into the campusí main student library and music archive. The lower level houses the music archive library while the infill mezzanine level supports the reference library including books, periodicals, and newspapers. The renovation required completely gutting the interior, installation of a second level, complete mechanical and electrical upgrades, and new windows throughout. A key focal element is the addition of a south facing window wall with upper and lower reading lounge areas and fireplaces inside and out.