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|It's not a library, it's an information commons. Members of the Northeastern Illinois AIA toured Loyola's bookless library, ironically designed to look like bookends. The 70k SF building opened in 2008 and was featured in High Performance Building magazine for its innovative heating and cooling system. Using ceilings cooled by water flowing back to the treatment facility, the building can get by on only natural ventilation or a hybrid of natural and mechanical ventilation for 37% of the year. The bookless library was designed to be see-though, so students can still view the lake from the quad.|
|Building designers Elara Engineering's Dan McLachlan and Solomon Cordwell Buenz's Devon Patterson joined Ragnar Benson's Scott Solverson, Bill Sindelar, and Steve Rhodes, and Wight & Co.'s Terry Moeller. Ragnar Benson is currently building out floors 10-14 of Rush University Medical Center with Perkins + Will based on the doctors orders (well, input from interviews). They're also working on the rail at CenterPoint's UP Intermodal in Joliet.|