Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Mabee Library and Learning Resource Center

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Institution Name: MidAmerica Nazarene University
Original/Historic Place Name: Mabee Library and Learning Resource Center
Location on Campus: campus mall
Date(s) of Construction:
1985original construction Hollis & Miller Group Architects
Designer: Hollis and Miller Group Architects (Kansas City, MO)
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Colonial revival, Postmodern (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, education
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Materials:
Foundation: concrete
Walls: brick
Roof:
 
Function:
1985-present (2006)library ( computer lab, archives, Kresge Center, Ministry Resource Center, teacher's education resource center, conference rooms, late night study room)
 

Narrative:
The Mabee Library and Learning Resource Center has 36,000 square feet and houses the library collections, the university archives, a computer lab, the Kresge Academic Support Center, the Ministry Resource Center, a teachers' education resource center, conference rooms, and a late night study room. It cost $2.3 million to build. $75,000 for construction was donated by the Mabee Foundation, and the library is named in honor of that contribution.
 

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