After many months of planning, ground broke in March on the library renovation project. Chicago-based architectural and interior design firm Jensen & Halstead is reconfiguring the two-story space so that the library will now mostly occupy the first floor of the existing space.
The majority of the second floor will be used for academic and IEI administration offices, a communications suite and additional meeting rooms. The library has temporarily relocated to the gymnasium. The renovation is scheduled to be completed in July. Following completion, construction of the Alfred and Sarah Rosenbloom Center on Vision and Aging will begin.