Indiana University Auxiliary Library Facility

Bloomington, Indiana

The expansion of Indiana University’s auxiliary library facility (ALF) arose from IU’s need for highly secure, purpose-built archival storage for their museum collections. The resulting building is one of the world’s few three level archival storage facilities, supporting three separate environmental conditions tailored to the archival storage requirements of specific object types.
IU’s challenge required our architects to combine their knowledge of the higher-education sector with that of designing secure, sensitive facilities and their understanding of the intricate technical nature of climate-critical projects. Along with model studies and intensive  research to help guide the project’s visioning phase.

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