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Swem Library Patio

Patiro Rendering

The Swem Library – Side Deck project will serve as an outdoor extension of William & Mary’s Swem Library; a central hub of student activity on William & Mary’s South Campus. The proposed terrace is located on the south-east of the library and will offer a variety of fixed and movable seating choices for maximum flexibility to serve intended uses including studying, passive recreation, movie nights, formal events, meetings, receptions, etc. Specific programmatic elements include a ±1,500 SF bluestone patio, stair and accessible sloped walk connections to adjacent campus walk, built-in seat stairs and a seat wall, a stormwater conveyance feature with water runnel, a connection to an adjacent sloped lawn, and a focal point such as a water feature or sculpture. The space is envisioned as a lush oasis for students, staff and visitors alike, incorporating trees to provide needed shade and a diverse mix of shrubs, perennials, and ornamental grasses that offer a variety of colors and textures throughout the year.

  • Project Number:  204 – 233364
  • Cost: $922,000
  • Fund Source: Swem Library donations
  • Renovation/additional GSF: 1,500 gsf
  • Project Start Date: May 2019
  • Construction Start Date : Jun 2021
  • Finish Date: estimated Oct 2021
  • Project Manager: Amber Hall
  • Design TeamHord Coplan Macht
  • ContractorHenderson Inc.
  • Progress: Construction ongoing.