Texas State University Alkek Library
The multi-phase, four-floor, interior renovation of the Albert B. Alkek Library at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, creates a campus Learning Commons. The Learning Commons meets the needs of today’s students by enhancing spaces and services already offered, as well as creating opportunities to utilize current technological advancements that allow students to learn actively and support the way they study, research, and interact with technology and each other.
The Learning Commons, located on the first floor, is comprised of “Centers.” These areas include digital media studios, creative manufacturing spaces, and virtual reality interactive learning environments. There is also a GIS/data visualization technology focused center, that provides students with tools to explore computational relationships among the measurable properties of our planet.
*associate architect HBM Architects