Cornerstone Phase

Architect’s rendering of the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library’s research room as it will look upon completion of the Cornerstone Phase, the final phase of the Perkins Project. The Cornerstone Phase will transform the original West Campus library buildings, which house the University’s most distinctive library collections and two of the campus’s most iconic spaces, the Gothic Reading Room and the Biddle Rare Book Room. Design work for the Cornerstone Phase is expected to continue through 2010. If you would like to make a gift in support of the completion of the Cornerstone Phase, go to

rendering of reading room
Image by Shepley Bulfinch Richardson Abbott