The go library redesign
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According to the school’s librarian Mrs. Gibson, the issues with the library are as follows:
-There is a lack of space for students to study and read, making it difficult to work in groups, and difficult to bring in classes to use the library.
-The seating isn’t comfortable, and there isn’t an area for students to casually sit and just “hang out”.
-There isn’t enough room to store the COWS (computers on wheels), or even the giant stacks of text books making the library inoperable during the first week of school.
-The furniture and build of the library is outdated, and plain.
-There isn’t enough shelf space for more books.
-There is a low budget, for library expenses.
Mrs. Gibson said that the library is more of a student-to-student environment, and as such should be a place where students enjoy studying. One student said, “The library is really cramped. I get tutored in the library and sometimes have to use the computers to research or print something.” Something Ms.Grueneberger suggested was having a “Mata-Kinkos”, an area where students could copy, scan, and print their work.
Having interviewed members of the Mira Loma Community there is a general consensus that the lack of space and storage is one of the biggest issues with the library.
The director of substainable energy is using the following materials and design inspirations:
.Solar panels by Bella Energy
.Wind turbines by mywindpowersystem.org
.Hydronic radiant flooring by blueridgecompany
.Louvers by Ametco
My design inspirations mostly came from the Academy of Arts and Sciences. They also used radiant flooring and louvers.
Our Director of Community Relations will allow for the community to be involved in these ways.
Groups that look to make use of the new facility:
-Mira Loma Students
-Mira Loma Club Meetings
-Teachers and Staff
Our director of building is using the following material and design inspirations to fulfill a modern spacious functioning library:
•The Ultrex fiberglass used to construct Integrity windows and doors provides superior strength, heat, UV and corrosion-resistance to deliver a durable and resilient product that can far outpace other materials.
•Celbar Cellulose Insulation is made of 100% recycled materials; this product conserves energy, reduces the load on landfills, and requires substantially less energy to manufacture.
•American Clay Earth Plasters are non-dusting, mold and fade resistant, repairable and moisture controlling. No off-gassing or inherent waste on-site. Non-flammable and Absorbs sound. It also helps counter the positive ions coming at you through electronics.
•Bamboo Flooring is Elegant, versatile, durable, stable, made with no added urea formaldehyde and low VOC finishes, from Eco Timber
•Natural Linoleum is made of linseed, cork, tree rosin, limestone, and jute. Lasts 40+ years. Biodegradable, non-toxic, easy to maintain, anti-microbial, Forgo marmoleum comes in a huge selection of fabulous colors, patterns, and borders. Use as flooring, counte rtops, and walls, for both residential and commercial applications.
•Inspirations for design and eco friendly ideas come from Academy of art and sciences.
•Design for building comes from abstract style art
The director of interior design is using the following materials and design inspirations:
• Florescent light bulbs by Cooper Lighting
• Dual flush model toilets by Toto
• Hot water heater that can be installed by tank-less or solar heater by SEISCO
• Reclaimed glass tiles by Modwalls
• Couches made from natural fibers and recycled steel by The Sofa Company
• Wood for chairs that is made from recycled materials by SuiteNY.com
My design inspirations mostly came from the Academy of International Business. This inspired us to use our objective which is to give the information about the products needed to improve the energy efficiency.
The director of Landscaping is using the following materials and design inspirations.
• Flowers type by Burpee Gardening
• Grass by AMPAC
• Waterfall and pond by Action Water Gardens INC.
• Landscaping by CLCA
My design inspiration came from California Academy of Sciences. It gave us the idea of placing a waterfall and a pond inside the library.