With the preliminary work underway for the new Fenwick Library addition, I thought these pages from a 1987 planning document would be of interest. Although they are quite different, the footprint of the new building will be be similar to the Phase IV addition featured in these plans. The big difference is that these plans included the retention of the old library (the A Wing), while the current plans call for that building to be demolished  Check out the two rooms on the first floor that are both labeled “Ideas.”

A 1987 plan showing the new building exterior design for Fenwick Library Phase IV. George Mason University Facilities Management records, Box 103. George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections & Archives. Copyright George Mason University.
A 1987 plan showing the first floor of Fenwick Library with the Phase IV addition. The plan also includes an outline of the Phase V addition. George Mason University Facilities Management records, Box 103. Copyright George Mason University.
A 1987 plan showing the George Mason University Farifax Campus with Fenwick Library and the planned expansion designs with Phase IV and Phase V. George Mason University Facilities Management records, Box 103. George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections & Archives. Copyright George Mason University.

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