Book Depository & University Archives
The Ohio State University
The scope of the project was a feasibility study to determine the cost of construction of Phase 3 building module at the University Book Depository on Kenny Road. The addition needed to hold 1.4 - 2.8M volumes of print collection in a secure climate controlled environment. The purpose of the study was to determine the cost of construction for the third building module.
The scope of the study included an analysis of the existing HVAC system to determine if the additional module could support and maintain a reliable climate controlled environment and/or determine the design parameters and cost for a new climate controlled HVAC system.
The final study provided a conceptual site plan, floor plan with the new expansion & existing depository, MEP design, high bay storage design system, confirm capacity of the new module, and total project budget for the expansion of the Library Book Depository.
Within the 18,000 square foot, 36 foot high, single-story, high bay structure are eight rows of specially designed metal shelving units, each 175 feet long, configured from floor to ceiling.