Progress Report: Binding the Old and the New in the Library
As the University of Virginia’s main library for nearly 100 years, Alderman Library, undergoes a major renovation and addition, UVA photographer Sanjay Suchak captured some glimpses of the range of work happening outside and in.
This summer, the concrete exterior of the addition will gain a brick façade, just like its older counterpart, and a new connection to Clemons Library next door will be built. The work on Alderman is scheduled to be finished by the end of 2023, according to Senior Project Manager Kit Meyer.
At the ground level in the photo above, the light wells and the bridge will be filled in to create offices for library staff. The roof over them will be the floor of the new study courts, which will be entered on the second floor, and will be covered with skylights.