ZSR summer renovation projects are moving right along! Here is what is planned for the next few weeks:

Wilson 6

The transformation of Wilson 6 is underway! Once completed, Wilson 6 will be the new home for the Teaching and Learning Collaborative and the Digital Scholarship Lab. Electricians are wrapping up installation of the overhead electrical wiring and wall infrastructure this week.

Drywall will be delivered in the next week, using the same “crane-to-window” delivery method that was used in late June for the delivery of the wall studs.

photograph of delivery of metal studs to ZSR Library, through the 6th floor window of the Wilson wing.
Special delivery! Metal studs make their way to ZSR through the 6th floor window of the Wilson wing.

The dry walling process will begin on July 11. There will be some drilling noise accompanying this work from Tuesday through Friday– keep in mind that the 7th and 8th floors of the Reynolds wing may provide a quieter work space for visitors during this period. Adjustments to our existing sprinkler system will also begin next week (this will not affect running water in other facilities).

Reynolds 4

Space preparation and demolition of existing office areas will commence on July 10. Work will begin on establishing cable & electrical pathways from 1st floor Reynolds-4th floor Reynolds all next week. During July 17-21 work will begin on core drilling and installation of electrical floor boxes (to accommodate additional outlets in our new Scholars Commons!).

photograph of a cleared space on 4th floor of Reynolds wing, in advance of demolition.
The 4th floor of the Reynolds wing is prepped and ready for work to begin on the new Scholars Commons.
architectural rendering of anticipated Scholars Commons, 4th floor Reynolds Wing.
Architectural rendering of the Scholars Commons, located on the 4th floor of the Reynolds Wing.

Stay Tuned!

We’ll share more updates on our summer renovation projects as they develop. In the meantime, check out our Flickr stream for more pictures of summer renovation projects!