Planning for the Library and the Archives of the future
The process for developing a new Queen’s Library and Archives Master Plan (LAMP) is moving ahead this month with the first in a series of public consultations.
“Students, faculty, researchers and staff who rely on the Library and the Archives have the knowledge and insights that will help determine future plans for our spaces,” says Martha Whitehead, University Librarian and chair of the LAMP steering committee.
The LAMP project, which launched in May, is integrated with the development of the new Campus Master Plan. The LAMP steering committee is working with planning partners CS&P Architects to develop a clear understanding of space needs and opportunities in both the Library and the Archives. The report will guide future planning and identify priorities for future investments.
CS&P Architects is one of Canada’s leading firms with a specialization in educational institutions. They bring a strong knowledge of the Queen’s campus having worked on several successful projects including the Macdonald Hall renovation and the Tindall Field redevelopment. CS&P Architects will work closely with Reich and Petch Architects and Aaron Cohen Associates, collection and storage specialists and library specialists, respectively. The team will also be supported by a number of sub-consultants.
The consultations launch with a presentation about the project at an open session on November 29 at 9 am in Robert Sutherland Hall Room 202. All are welcome. For more information, visit the LAMP website.