I am incredibly proud for our team to have been part of the transformation of Depauw University's Roy O. West Library, my alma mater. This project allowed us to blend the legacy of the past with the innovation of the future, creating a space that not only reflects our rich history but also serves as a dynamic hub for students and faculty. It's a testament to the enduring spirit of DePauw."
Mary Beth Oakes,
DePauw University Class of 1990 and
CEO of Business Furniture + Co
The DePauw University Roy O. West Library renovation aimed to modernize and revamp this historical building to meet the technological and functional needs of today's campus population. Led by VP of Business Development, Rebecca Dean and designer, Jeff Schwind, key project drivers included upgrading classrooms, creating more collaborative study areas, improving student resources, and adding executive meeting spaces. By serving these multiple purposes, the reinvented library remains a pivotal location connecting students, faculty, staff, and visitors at the university's epicenter.
92,602 sq. ft.
DePauw University Roy O. West Library Renovation
Watching the excitement on students' faces as they walked in the library on reopening day, January 2023, will always stand out as a high point on campus. The building is heavily used throughout the day and there is hardly a time that all 17 study rooms are not in use.