MacOdrum Library
Ottawa, Ontario

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Diamond Schmitt Architects
Ottawa, Ontario
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The MacOdrum Library at Carleton University in Ottawa received a 2015 Ontario Library Association (OLA) Library Building Award for its redesign by Diamond Schmitt Architects (DSAI).

DSAI partnered with Edward J. Cuhaci and Associates Architects to renew the 1960s-era building. The architectural team added 6875 m (74,000 sf) of new space and 3252 m (35,000 sf) of renovated area. Nine new reading rooms were added, as well as a helical mahogany staircase. Innovative study features include a video gaming lab, three-dimensional (3-D) printers, interactive study rooms with large, touch screen monitors, and two treadmills with desks attached so students can exercise while they study.