Location: Madison, WI
Interior Design: DEMCO Interiors
Client: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Completion Date Phase 1: December 2009
Completion Date Phase 2: January 2012
Designed for flexibility, DEMCO’s TechnoLink® Desks create beautiful, functional service points at UW-Madison’s Helen C. White Library. In a two-phase process over the course of more than 3 years, the University worked collaboratively with DEMCO Interiors designers and staff to give the library a new look with flexible service desks. Phase one of this project consisted of revamping the first floor of the Helen C. White Library with numerous student computer access stations, 6 staff stations, an accessible ADA-compliant workstation and space for general services such as copying and assembling materials. Each module was carefully planned and includes various fixed-height, height-adjustable, mobile, curved, straight, and custom elements, including storage, to fit the space and meet the needs of the students and staff utilizing the furniture.
Phase two was part of a broader remodel in which the libraries renovated the 2nd and 3rd floors of the library to allow for more flexibile use of the spaces and give students a more variety in the workspaces available. The project was undertaken as a joint initiative with the Wisconsin Collaboratory for Enhanced Learning (WisCEL). (Learn more about this partnership here: http://www.wiscel.wisc.edu/) TechnoLink Desks on these floors were smaller in scale than the first floor desk system yet included many of the same elements in different configurations and with finishes to coordinate the furniture on each floor.