Barnes and Noble

Coleman-Glass Construction Co.

Liberty University’s new campus bookstore opened in 2008. It is a 21,000 square foot, two story building and the Jeffersonian style is immediately evident when you see the front portico with its symmetrical white columns extending from the ground to the roof. The main level is home to a traditional Barnes and Noble bookstore that includes a café and patio. The lower level provides the students one central location for purchasing books, school supplies, as well as selling books back at the end of the semester. The building’s main skeleton consists of steel beams and columns and shallow spread foundations, with both elevated concrete floors and a slab on grade. Light gage metal stud shear walls were used to eliminate the need for x-bracing and allow the large windows to bring in lots of natural light. Air conditioning units were placed on the roof where they are mostly hidden by a parapet wall with Architectural detailing.

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