Snoqualmie/Tioga Redesign Project

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Changes are coming to the Library buildings

The Snoqualmie and Tioga buildings in 2018

UW Tacoma Campus Space Planners have initiated a project to redesign the Snoqualmie and Tioga buildings. The goal for this project is to reimagine the spaces within these buildings and to better align several units that work closely with students: the Center for Equity & Inclusion (CEI), the Library, the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC), and veteran-related services (VMRC/VIBE).

The overall process is in the planning stages, and we want the UW Tacoma community to help us envision the future of Library spaces and learning environments. We will be using social media, Library news stories, informal whiteboard polls, and other methods for seeking input.

The Library continually engages with the learning, discovery, and community engagement that is at the heart of UW Tacoma, and we hope through this redesign that our new spaces will enhance these activities in new and exciting ways. We know how much students, faculty, and staff rely on the Library for a safe, warm place to study, research, collaborate, and access resources.

The next opportunity for feedback about this process will be the charrette for the Library and TLC spaces, hosted by the Campus Space Planners and McGranahan architects. Lauren Pressly recently announced this on the Library blog.

Where: TPS Ground Floor
When: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Time: 12:30-1:30pm

If you are unable to attend, Campus Space Planning has also created a webpage sharing information about the project. It includes dates for future Town Halls, and chances for stakeholders within and without the Library to make their voice heard. There is also a link at the bottom where anyone can provide online feedback directly to their team.

Written by: 
Hallie Clawson / January 11, 2019
Photos by: 
Johanna Jacobsen Kiciman
Media contact: 

Justin Wadland,