A new three-story research pavilion provides a new controlled main entrance and houses administrative offices and a high security exhibit area.
A variety of formal and informal gathering spaces increase collaboration opportunities.
The rare book reading room supports use and research opportunities.

Klau Library – Hebrew Union College

Cincinnati, OH

Project Description

This renovation and addition created new space to house the largest collection of Hebraic literature in the western hemisphere. Careful planning of construction sequences, relocation and re-installation of the special collection and deliveries were critical to the success of the project. Assessment of the building’s structure revealed the exterior skin wasn’t sound and didn’t meet thermal envelope expectations, resulting in a complete re-skinning of the building. Special HVAC systems and controls now protect the pre-1900 and rare collection.

Year Completed


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