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UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Renovation Project

Date & Time: Thursday , 05/02/2013
from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
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Location: UMass Dartmouth - Clarie T. Carney Library [map it]*
Admission: Free!
Sponsored by: Art History Department - UMassD
Contact: Pamela Karimi
zkarimi@umassd.edu
508-999-6957
Description: Jennifer McGrory, Architect, of the UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Renovations Project will provide a brief presentation on the architectural renovation of the Claire T. Carney Library at University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth. The library, opened in 1972 and designed by Paul Rudolph underwent a $32m renovation to modernize the facility, including the accessibility, mechanical systems, envelope improvements, and interior finishes. In addition to these changes, the building layout was reorganized to accommodate contemporary library functions and technology. The project hopes to be a model for how to renovate and modernize the existing campus of Brutalist buildings to serve the next 40 years and more.

Bio: Jennifer McGrory received her Bachelor of Architecture from the Boston Architectural College in 2002. She has over 15 years of experience in architecture, with a focus on educational and commercial environments. Jennifer has worked with Austin Architects since 2004, as Project Manager and Project Designer. At Austin Architects, she has overseen projects at multiple colleges and universities, including UMass Dartmouth, Cape Cod Community College, Mass College of Art and Harvard Law School. Most recently, Jennifer was responsible for the Project Management of the UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Renovation. In addition, Jennifer has taught at the Boston Architectural College since 2005. She is currently teaching "Topics in Sustainability: Sustainability on Campus" at UMass Dartmouth. In 2008, Jennifer was named one of the "Top Ten Architects/Designers" by the Boston Women’s Business Journal.
Additional Info: Creative Economy - Lecture Series
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