2012-10-30: Planning partner selected!

The Library and Archives Master Plan (LAMP) process is moving into a new phase in November. The RFP for a planning partner has concluded successfully, with an agreement with CS&P Architects. CS&P is one of Canada’s leading architectural, planning, urban and interior design firms specializing in education, with over 350 completed projects in Canada and abroad, including work on 22 university and college campuses. They bring a strong knowledge of Queen’s gained from several successful projects such as the Macdonald Hall renovation and the Tindall Field redevelopment.

CS&P will be working in association with Reich & Petch Architects and Aaron Cohen Associates. Reich & Petch are specialists in the field of collections storage and display, having worked extensively with such institutions as the Smithsonian, the Royal Ontario Museum, the AGO and the Ontario Provincial Archives storage facility. Aaron Cohen & Associates is a firm of highly regarded library specialists with an impressive international portfolio of work, including Stanford University and several Canadian institutions such as Western. Together this core team, led by CS&P, will be supported by a group of experienced sub consultants, including Novita Techne Audio/Visual Consultants, who bring very valuable experience from projects such as the University of Toronto Mississauga Instructional Centre, the Perimeter Institute and the exciting new Ryerson University Student Learning Centre.

The LAMP Steering Group will be having a kick-off meeting with CS&P on November 5th. A first priority is to plan stakeholder consultations spanning the whole project. One set of dates has been selected now, timed so that the first phase of input occurs early in the process but not during exams. The team will be here for two full days, November 29th and 30th. The schedule of consultations will be set in early November, but for now, please hold the morning of November 29th in your calendars for an introductory presentation by our partners, open to all.