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Taylor Family Digital Library

Submitted by amnowacz on Wed, 04/20/2011 - 11:00pm

INFORMATION

Building Address: 410 University Court NW
LEED Certification:
Gold view score card
Start/Completion Date: December 2006 / January 2011
Cost: $203 million
Architect: Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning
General Contractor: CANA Construction
Building Area: 24,620 m²
Zone: 2
Facility Manager: Denis Villeneuve  (403) 220-2512 [email]
Emergency Assembly Points:
University Theatre Lobby (primary)
Professional Faculties Food Court (secondary)

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Taylor Family Digital Library is aptly named in recognition of the generous $25 million donation by longtime friends and supporters of the University of Calgary, Don and Ruth Taylor
  • The Taylor Family Digital Library (TFDL) is an innovative convergence of libraries, historical archives,arts museum, scholarly publishing, and student academic support services. It houses the Canadian Architectural Archives, the Nickel Arts Museum, the University Archives and special collections of Canadian literature, art and history. 
  • TFDL is assembling the largest collection of video games for academic studies in the nation. Read more about the Interactive Digital Media Collection.
  • TFDL has obtained Gold LEED Certification, with many sustainable building features such as a stormwater management pond, Green Guard certified furniture, water efficient plumbing fixtures, advanced lighting systems and underfloor ventilation.

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