RMC has completed several projects for Wilson Library, including the creation of the Special Collections section. The project included consolidating the department and lead-abatement work for the 6,000-square-foot Reading Room, built in 1927. The design encompassed full restoration of the Reading Room to its historic character and furniture selection to support multiple uses, including University events.
The Special Collections space celebrates library collections and artifacts with a flexible floor plan that allows multiple display options. Locating public areas along the perimeter maximizes Bellingham’s spectacular views. By putting controlled spaces in the center of the floor, the archival area is easily integrated with mechanical/electrical equipment.