Deering Library
Deering Library

Northwestern University: Charles Deering Library
Historic Building Preservation Plan and Fire Alarm Upgrade

Opened in 1933 and designed by nationally renowned architect, James Gamble Rogers, the Charles Deering Library is a fine example of the Collegiate Gothic Style. MIA prepared a comprehensive Preservation Plan for this Evanston Landmark, including identification of significant features and spaces and recommendations for long-term planning.

As architect for fire alarm improvements, MIA guided the design and installation of the fire alarm system to be sensitively incorporated into this historic building.  Work included research of historic building materials and features to determine appropriate treatments, and stylistically appropriate wood doors and signage.

Photo: Leslie Schwartz