Higher Ed - Education

Panola College Library


  • Size: 31,927 GSF
  • Services provided: Full service planning, architecture and interior design
  • Project type: renovation/addition
Panola Library is the new heart of the campus and a flexible social space. The library includes a cafe, multi-functional conference rooms, four offices, two work rooms, six reading rooms and a computer lab. The addition wraps around the existing building so that the existing library could continue operation during construction. The program incorporates a one-story gallery space that showcases students work and hosts community events. The addition was designed to be constructed around the old building, carefully detailing the “seams” between the old building and the new construction. Corgan made the library seamless by creating slots or overlapping planes to avoid the patchwork effect of trying to match old materials.