Kinkeldey Room
Uris Library
Cornell University

The goal for the project is to rethink the Kinkeldey Room in Uris Library, designed in 1889 by Wiliam H. Miller. It is to be the grand reading room and will be connected with wireless ethernet connections.

We began with a scheme to propose two levels of carrels along the walls, making reference to the carrels in The A.D. White Library and providing the sort of space that Cornell students seek out for studying.

In this animation you can get a sense of what the space would be like, and how it would accomodate studying as well as the yearly University Trustee dinner.

...and the most recent update, without the carrels.

Construction shot of the hvac in the ceiling, during renovation.
Photo by David Davies