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Nicholson Sheffield Architects Inc.

358 Talbot Street

London, Ontario

N6A 2R6

T. 519.673.1190

John Nicholson

Jim Sheffield

Gerald Gallacher

Walter Derhak

Beryl Ivey Library Expansion

Brescia University College

The Beryl Ivey Library at Brescia University College is a central element in the campus plan for the surrounding school. Renovated – and nearly doubled in size – to accommodate the needs of a growing student population, the library is designed to be a physical and aesthetic extension of the college’s original building.

The checkout and staff areas were re-designed, and new barrier-free washrooms, an entrance vestibule, a computer room, group study rooms, study and reference areas were added. On the library’s exterior, precast, metal and limestone were picked to match the existing St. James Building.

The project was recognized with an Honourable Mention in London’s 2008 Urban Design Awards.