Campus Bookstore, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
Served as Structural Engineer of Record and Special Inspector for this new 4-story, 43,467 bookstore and office building. The structure is a steel column and beam framed building with steel floor and roof joists. The enclosure is brick veneer on steel studs, precast concrete panels, prefinished metal siding, and aluminum-framed insulated glass storefront and curtainwall. A curved glass and precast entry pulls visitors into the building.
The first and second floors are home to the new Old Dominion University Bookstore, with part of the space catering to textbooks, clothing, school memorabilia and student supplies, while the remainder of the space will be sell books, magazines, and multimedia geared toward the public. Interior spaces include a two story atrium, lounge area, and a coffee house with outdoor seating. The third and fourth floors are accessible by a separate entrance and include bookstore support spaces and ODU offices. A fourth floor rooftop terrace offers views over the University Village.
The project received the “Award of Excellence” in 2008
from the Hampton
Roads Association for Commercial
Real Estate for “Best Commercial/Retail
Building 20,000 to 100,000 SF.”
Architect – Tymoff + Moss Architects