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A Weldon Walk-Through

A Weldon Walk-Through

We're heading into the summer months and were able to get a sneak peek at all the renovations happening inside Weldon. It's dusty, it's messy, but it's looking good! Watch this short video for a walk-through of the refreshed student spaces and public areas. We can't...

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A Gentle Giant: Brutalism and Weldon Library

A Gentle Giant: Brutalism and Weldon Library

What comes to mind when you read the word Brutalism? Is it massive structures with strong geometric angles? Maybe you picture minimalist buildings that feature raw concrete and exposed pipes and conduits? On the whole, Brutalism…

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Furnishing the Commons

Furnishing the Commons

With construction on the main floor soon to begin, the project advisory groups have shifted their attention to furnishing our new spaces! Did you know the Weldon Revitalization will add a lot of new study seats – nearly 200! – and we want to make sure they’re...

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Construction on the 5th

Construction on the 5th

Construction on the fifth floor has officially begun! The books have been moved, the shelves have been taken down, and the study carrels are out. In a few short months, give or take, staff from User Services, User Experience, and Research and Scholarly Communication...

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It’s all in the details!

It’s all in the details!

After a brief hiatus — thanks COVID! — the Weldon Revitalization project resumed in the early part of 2020. This stage of the project involved finalizing mechanical and construction details, and confirming construction documents to put out for bid. While this sounds...

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Planning & Design 101

Planning & Design 101

Have you ever planned a trip? It’s rewarding but it can also be tough! There are so many places to see but only so much time to do so. Then there’s the question of where to start. You want to start somewhere special but it needs to make sense. Ibiza might sound pretty...

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The Pillars of Engagement

The Pillars of Engagement

Ask...Listen...Share. It’s a principle that underpins a lot of early childhood lessons and how we learn to build relationships when working with others. Many of us can likely remember our first and second grade teachers standing at the front of the class, slowly...

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Reimagining Western Libraries

Reimagining Western Libraries

When you ask faculty, students or staff what images come to mind when they think about ‘Western University,’ odds are it likely involves some combination of ivy-covered stone, gothic buildings and the straight angles and minimalist architecture of spaces like Weldon...

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