James H. White Library

James H. White Library

Architect
Duvall Decker Architects
Location
Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena, MS, USA | View Map
Project Year
2013
Category
Libraries
Timothy Hursley
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Aluminum Curtainwall YKK AP America Inc.
Acoutical Ceiling – Suprafine XL System with Ultima Tegular TileArmstrong Ceilings US
Metal Roofing – Zee Lock PanelBerridge Manufacturing Co.
Carpet – Datum Collection Bigelow
Porcelain Floor and Wall Tile – Porcealto CollectionDaltile
Roller Shades - FlexShadeDraper, Inc

Product Spec Sheet
Acoutical Ceiling – Suprafine XL System with Ultima Tegular Tile
Metal Roofing – Zee Lock Panel
Carpet – Datum Collection
by Bigelow
Porcelain Floor and Wall Tile – Porcealto Collection
by Daltile
Roller Shades - FlexShade

James H. White Library

Duvall Decker Architects as Architects

The James H. White Library was sited and built at the center of campus and was designed to be the academic and social locus in this expansive flat landscape in the Mississippi Delta. Over the years, the 75,754 square foot building had fallen into disrepair and out of sync with the needs of a modern library. Very few students or faculty could be found in the library at any time. Even with a limited budget, the building required a full re-envisioning as a modern library to once again fulfil its mission as the academic and social center of campus.


The design strategy was clear – turn the building inside out by moving the stacks to the shadowed interior of the building and opening the perimeter to reading rooms and classrooms. The corners of the building were removed and new two-story glazed corners create light-filled reading and collaboration spaces, inviting patrons to both inside and out.


Since completion, the library is often filled with students, faculty, and staff at all hours of the day and night.


Material Used :

1. Berridge – Metal Roofing – Zee Lock Panel

2. YKK – Aluminum Curtainwall – YCW 750 XT

3. Dal Tile – Porcelain Floor and Wall Tile – Porcealto Collection

4. Draper – Roller Shades - FlexShade

5. Scranton – Toilet Partitions – Hiny Hiders

6. LiteControl – Lighitng – SAE Systems

7. Armstrong – Acoutical Ceiling – Suprafine XL System with Ultima Tegular Tile

8. Bigelow – Carpet – Datum Collection 

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