The LAMP project has been about imagining the Queen’s Library and Archives of the future. The LAMP Steering group collaborated with a core team of internationally respected expert consultants in a rigorous and imaginative planning exercise. CS&P Architects are specialists in education, Reich + Petch Architects are collection specialists and Aaron Cohen Associates, library specialists. This core team was supported by a group of subconsultants in key disciplines including costing, engineering, heritage, audiovisual and information technology. The LAMP Steering Group worked with the lead planning partner CS&P Architects to develop a clear understanding of space needs and opportunities in both the Library and the Archives. The Plan will guide future planning and identify priorities for future investments.
In 2012-13, the LAMP project progressed through the phases of discovery, analysis and exploration, and the final stage of reporting was completed over the summer. LAMP was presented to various groups for information and comment in the Fall of 2013, including Senate in October, and approved by the Board in December.