Completed in August 2019, 3 East is a collaborative study space where students
can talk out loud, learn in the presence of others, and get things done.
In response to student requests and preferences, the new group-friendly space provides comfortable seating, movable furniture, marker boards, and outlets for charging mobile devices. Students' positive feedback about the Copeland Suite, a collaborative study space on the library's 2nd floor, inspired the design of 3 East.
This project fulfills recommendations from the 2015 Park Library Master Plan to:
- Provide spaces for active learning and collaboration
- Create flexible spaces
- Tailor spaces to meet student needs
- Embrace CMU colors in upholstery, carpet, and paint