At Brockmeyer Library Consulting, we understand that libraries are an integral part of community life throughout all cities, including Saskatoon. With the resources we possess, we work creatively towards designing and developing libraries that will stand the test of time, and inspire current and future generations. This is the main finished project at St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan. To acquire our services, give us a call.
Brockmeyer suggested the Cathedral Gothic tower with turrets to compliment the style of architecture on the University of Saskatchewan campus. This was also suggested in order to complement and not dwarf the Chapel, which is central to the Catholic College culture and mission. New building and renovations are best when they fit within an exisitng context - be that physical, cultural, or historical.
Brockmeyer assisted in designing of the North Addition (2015-2017). She suggested a curved glass wall on the north side to unify two exterior doors, which ultimately created a stunning exterior and bright interior. This brought a touch of modern style to a traditional style campus, and added much needed indoor sunlight during Saskatchewan's long, cold winters.
Brockmeyer wanted a suspended barrel vault ceiling, in bronze, to reflect the original structure and be reminiscent of romanesque ceilings of old world libraries. This was premised on the three sets of bronze doors at STM College, designed by Lionel Thomas. Dramatic, renaissance light fixtures create an open space to lift the minds, ideas, and spirits of library users.
A group meets to listen to an Indigenous elder storyteller in front of the new library fireplace.