The University of Chicago Mansueto Library

This one-of-a-kind subterranean library is crowned by an elliptical glass dome that extends above grade approximately 35 feet and utilizes no interior support columns.  The dome covers the Grand Reading Room and sits atop an elliptical concrete foundation that extends several stories below grade.  The dome design is comprised of a specialized glazing system intended to provide natural light while reducing solar heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter.

Scope of Services

  • Conduct construction quality assurance
  • Provide project document review
  • Perform periodic field observation of as-built construction
  • Witness quality assurance testing
  • Document areas of concern

Project Details

Location Chicago, IL
Client The University of Chicago
Team Dennis Johnson, Kyle Magnuson
Market Education
Services Field & Laboratory Testing, Investigation

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