Murray Associates Architects celebrates the Re-Dedication of Wilson College’s Library
On: May 4, 2016 Filed Under: Member News
Murray Associates Architects celebrated the Re Dedication of Wilson College’s John Stewart Memorial Library and new Learning Commons. A jubilant, campus-wide celebration was held — 90 years after the original Stewart Library was dedicated. Friends, staff members, faculty, trustees, alumni, donors and elected officials gathered for Wilson’s $12 million dollar re-imagination of the library which will restore the 1923 portion of the natural limestone Collegiate Gothic style library. The 1960’s addition was razed for a contemporary Learning Commons that combines learning with support from information technology, tutoring, writing, research assistance and other services such as lounges, foodservice and an art gallery.
Stewart library building is again a jewel of the campus and the new learning commons, with its gleaming stone and glass façade and wide open spaces, is welcoming students to a different kind of library—one that serves as a hub of activity yet still functions as a place for study and reflection. According to Professor of English Larry Shillock. “I think it’s a historic moment, actually,” he said. “It’s a fitting symbol for the next 10 years of this college. It’s going to have a wonderful impact on all of us.”
Located in Chambersburg, PA, Wilson College has been on the Historic Register of Historic Places since 1995. The Liberal Arts and Sciences College has been educating women since 1869. Today, women and men take part in Wilson’s graduate and adult degree programs. For more information, visit www.wilson.edu .
Murray Associates Architects is the oldest design firm in Harrisburg, PA and has been providing award winning design services in the Mid Atlantic region since 1935. For more information, visit our website at www.murrayassoc.com .