The New Lutnick Library
Wallworks completed work on the new Lutnick Library at Haverford College. The library is an intricately complex structure constructed over four eras (1864-1898, 1912, 1941, & 1967) and is listed on the Haverford Township Bureau for Historic Preservation. The $30M (total) renovation transformed the original Magill Library into a 21st century scholarship center. The project included major renovations and additions to the historic library, and sustainability standards that align with LEED Gold.
Features of the Project – requiring a high degree of Quality Assurance and Control
The new space includes a new café, two exhibit spaces plus space for short-term exhibits curated by classes, pop-up events and exhibits throughout the library.
A digital scholarship commons will serve as a hub of digitally informed research and scholarship with group study rooms, computers and a light-infused reading room where researchers will access rare materials.
Managing a difficult Schedule
As a major stakeholder in the project, Wallworks participated in pull planning – a lean construction technique used to reduce waste, redundancy and delays, and to increase collaboration.
The re-construction of the historic Magill Library was a complex and nuanced project that required a high level of cooperation among all the project stakeholders. Because of the 100+ age of the many buildings that made up original complex, there were ongoing changes to the schedule and sequence of work. Throughout the project, Wallworks worked closely with the team to do whatever it took to get the job done.
The General Contractor, Whiting Turner maintained high standards for Safety on this project, and Wallworks collaborated closely with the GC team to establish safety programs that put safety first on the project. The project was injury free.
Our Scope of Work
Wallworks contract included a broad scope of work that included Drywall, Insulation, Doors Frames & Hardware, Div 10, Fiber Cement Siding, GFRC, FRP, Acoustical Ceilings, Specialty Ceilings.
The design and construction team for the library renovation include Perry Dean Rogers Architects and general contractor Whiting Turner.