Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Library

Lynn University : Boca Raton, FL

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Lynn University : Boca Raton, FL

The Lynn University Library is classical in form and monumental in scale, but the materials and building details follow the regional vernacular. The columns and walls are unadorned stucco in the manner of contemporary Florida construction, and windows are set deeply into the walls and shaded with metal screens. Screened, shaded porches at the front and rear also reflect the climate and local patterns of building use.

The major information hub is placed at the entrance to the library so that users can easily find their way to reference librarians, reading rooms, meeting rooms and support staff. A circular stairway marks this major point of confluence and is illuminated with a skylight. Rather than one main reading room, smaller reading and study areas are interwoven among the open stacks. They are positioned near windows to provide readers with natural light and views of the outdoors.


Honor Award for Design Excellence
American Institute of Architects/ Connecticut

National Publications Awards, Post-Secondary Citation
American School & University Architectural Portfolio