Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

Tippetts/Weaver Architects skillfully adapted two historic buildings in downtown Lewisburg into this shared college and commercial bookstore. An 1880s timber-framed warehouse in the rear and a 1940s steel-framed commercial building in the front were joined to create a two-story atrium, which includes Lewisburg’s first escalator. Greenebaum Structures’ challenges included load-rating the existing buildings, staggering framing to meet different existing floor levels, and removing part of the second floor and roof to create the atrium. Zartman Construction of Northumberland was the general contractor for this 37,000 SF project.