The nation's oldest service academy, West Point, has opened a state-of-the-art library and learning center on the United States Military Academy's fabled Hudson Valley campus in New York—its first new academic building in 35 years.
The $62 million, 141,000-sf Jefferson Hall-USMA Library and Learning Center features group study spaces, technology-rich classrooms, and 900 individual study spaces that emphasize student/faculty interaction. The library will also serve as a repository for more than one million books and other materials. The building has achieved a bronze rating under the Army's SPiRiT program—the equivalent of a LEED Certified rating.
The project was planned and designed by STV in collaboration with Holzman Moss Architecture, both based in New York, for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.