Conference Recordings

Campus Tour | Temple University

Charles Library
Published July 12, 2021
Presented by Kristin Shiffert, Stantec | Joe Lucia, Temple University
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Temple University

Temple University’s new Charles Library is the social and academic heart for a large and diverse student body. Within a vibrant urban context the project reinterprets the traditional research library typology as a dynamic learning hub. Our tour guides will walk you through this international award-winning facility to share the thought process behind the design, project challenges and solutions, and provide an update on how the library has performed since its opening in Fall 2019.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Discuss the design philosophy of this university library in today’s digital age.
  2. Explore the interconnections between the library’s programmatic elements.
  3. Describe how the ASRS (automated storage and retrieval system) integrates into the university’s library system.
  4. Review behind-the-scenes infrastructure including stormwater management and the facility’s green roof.


Kristin Shiffert, Stantec
Joe Lucia, Temple University

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU 0.5 Unit (SCUP56T002) | AICP CM 0.5 Unit

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