Medical Sciences Library to Celebrate Bold New Spaces

Marketing and Communications | September 18, 2012

The Texas A&M University Libraries will host a ribbon cutting to celebrate the renovations at the Medical Sciences Library (MSL) on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 4-6 p.m. with remarks at 4:30 p.m. Completed and occupied in 1985 before most of its current students were born, the library retained that “eighties” look and needed a makeover.

The team of architects and designers at the architectural firm Arizpe envisioned a bold new look to complement MSL’s mission of improving health by delivering the finest resources and exceptional service to the Texas A&M worldwide community. Responding to users’ requests, the renovation features more study tables, new furnishings, enhanced lighting, more whiteboards, a new exhibit area and more power outlets for connectivity.

“The architects did a stunning job combining bright splashes of blue, yellow, and deep reddish maroon for a Mondrian-like look while repurposing some of the original building components. They have created a new space that ties the traditions and successes of the past to the current and future needs of students and faculty,” Esther Carrigan, associate dean and director of the Medical Sciences Library, explained.

The campus community is invited to the ribbon cutting and reception.