JMZ completed a comprehensive building review, program study, and renovation plan for Milne Library at SUNY Geneseo. The study provided an evaluation of the condition of Milne Library and made recommendations that will transform the building into a modern space for study, collaboration, research, and instruction. SUNY Geneseo’s hillside location and outstanding views are key elements of the College’s identity. The existing Milne Library, with its solid brick walls and single main entrance, does not engage the landscape. The proposed new plan creates an interior circulation gallery that will welcome pedestrians from the west through the lower level entrance and from the east through the main level entrance. New window openings create views to the countryside and campus.
JMZ is continuing to work with SUNY Geneseo on the design of renovations to Milne Library and the creation of a temporary library in Fraser Hall.