OPPERMAN HALL LAW LIBRARY
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
The Opperman Hall Law Library at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, is a well-planned and coordinated expansion of the existing Law School. This library and research center is also designed to integrate with the rest of the campus - the Mall - via an arching trussed roof and an overall plan that adds open space and facilitates pedestrian circulation. The interior is also well-designed, with space and technology that efficiently accommodates 225,000 volumes, 600 students, 360 study carrels, staff, meeting rooms and a computer lab.