R.T. Williams Library Renovation
Southern Nazarene University
Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university, a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world.
SNU had dreamed for years of rejuvenating its library, wanting instead to create a centralized hot spot on campus. The renovation included a new entrance, new emergency staircase, free standing green screen walls, and a new coffee shop and commons areas for students. The renovation included tearing down an existing exterior wall, which covered the original glass facade, and replaced it with new storefront glazing, exterior exposed steel canopy structure and a plaza area.
photos: ©Joseph Mills Photography