Old Library

Bryn Mawr College | Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

A designated National Historic Landmark designed by Cope & Stewardson, and a beloved fixture of community gatherings for generations, the Old Library (formerly known as Thomas Great Hall) has been Bryn Mawr College’s most important public space since it first opened in 1902. A major restoration to repair years of benign neglect of the masonry, leaded-glass, roof, and interior woodwork, provided the additional opportunity to introduce new HVAC, electrical, lighting and sound systems, and a large-scale storage closet. Accented by custom-designed light fixtures and furnishings, Thomas Great Hall is now used for conferences, lectures and concerts, as well as a formal lounge and study area.

Awards

Pennsylvania Society of Architects, Honor Award, 1993
Preservation Pennsylvania, Institutional Stewardship Merit Award, 1993

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PROJECT DETAILS

Size: 5,500 sf
Budget: $900,000

SERVICES PROVIDED

Architecture, Interior Design, Historical Preservation

Old Library

Bryn Mawr College | Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

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