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Lafayette Elementary School in Washington DC Undergoing Modernization

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

BCI Modern Library Furniture Being Used in the Renovation

The Lafayette Elementary School located in Washington, DC, is going through a renovation which is part of a $3.2 billion 10-year school modernization program for DC public schools. The project is scheduled to be completed by August 2016. The school presently has 700 students and 113,600 square feet – the renovation will take the enrollment up to 805 and 120,000 square feet. Part of the renovation includes a library update. BCI Modern Library Furniture supplied the Chat Pouf Soft Seating (small). The Chat Pouf is a perfect addition to this library as it offers both comfort and chic lines for the ultimate in modern library furniture. Repositioning them is easy – as they are virtually weightless. The color choices are bright and fun and give you the option of creating a whimsical environment.

BCI Dealer: DESDC – http://www.des-dc.com/

Pictured below is our stock photo of the Chat Pouf

Chat Pouf

Chat Pouf

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10 Aug 2016 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture Appearing Again in Vancouver British Columbia Canada

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Founded in 1996, The West Point Grey Academy is an independent co-ed school located in Vancouver British Columbia Canada. The school serves grades Pre-K-12. The academy has been undergoing several renovations, one that included the learning commons, also known as the library. With an enrollment of 650 students, a more modern area was needed to make better use of the space.

BCI Modern Library Furniture was chosen to provide the following products:

Concertina Desk System, BOB Chair, Grand Prix Chair XL, Book Return Container, Oland Book Trolley

BCI Dealer: Jonathan Morgan & Company – https://www.jmcdesigninteriors.com/

AIA Firm: Acton Ostry Architects – http://www.actonostry.ca/

Pictured below are some stock photos of the furniture that was used in the renovation:

Concertina Desk System

Concertina Desk System

BOB Soft Seating

BOB Chair

Oland Book Trolley

Oland Book Trolley

Click here to view a photo of the completed project, courtesy of Acton Ostry Architects

All of BCI Modern Library Furniture products can be customized to fit into any library or learning commons area. Our product line includes pieces for younger and older children alike.

Contact us today for more information on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can reinvent your library space.

 

 

05 Aug 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Coming Soon – Washington DC College Preparatory High School Chooses BCI Modern Library Furniture

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Ron Brown College Preparatory High School is an all male, college preparatory high school located in Washington, DC. The school places a high priority on getting their students ready for college. With this focus in mind, the school is currently being renovated in two phases. The project consists of demolition and extensive renovations to the academic and multipurpose wings. Phase 1 of the project has a planned opening for August 2016 which includes classrooms, offices, a cafeteria and a library/media center. Phase 2 will open in July 2017 and will consist of more classrooms and office space, as well as an auditorium and gymnasium.

For the library/media center renovation project, BCI Modern Library Furniture is supplying shelving. The products chosen are:

Double-Faced Opal Shelving and Single-Faced Opal Shelving/Wall Shelving

With over 35 color choices, Opal Shelving has its own uncommon engineered style and provides a stylish look to any library setting. (Pictured below is a stock photo)

BCI Dealer: Diversified Educational Systems – DES – http://www.des.com/

AIA Firm: Perkins Eastman – http://www.perkinseastman.com/

Opal Shelving

Opal Shelving by BCI

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03 Aug 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Installation Completed at Calgary Public Library by BCI

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

Back on July 15th (http://bcilibraries.com/calgary-alberta-public-libraries-getting-renovation-with-bci-modern-library-furniture/) we posted some photos of the installation of the new BCI Modern Library Furniture at the Quarry Park Branch Library located in Calgary, Alberta Canada. The install has been completed and we are happy to share the stunning photos!

As a reminder, the products used included: Double Faced Opal Shelving, Single Faced Opal ShelvingPicture Book Browsers with Casters, Ordrup Magazine Display

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01 Aug 2016 no comments / READ MORE

NJ’s Haddonfield Public Library Showcases BCI Modern Library Furniture

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The Haddonfield Public Library located in Haddonfield, NJ has been at its current site since 1917 – almost 100 years! Without taking away too much of the library’s history, a modern renovation was needed to take the library into the 21st century.  The library board president Deborah Marchand was quoted as saying, (we need) “to take what had been a fairly inflexible space and make it more flexible and open and welcoming.”1

BCI Modern Library Furniture had just the answer. BCI’s furniture is known for its ability to be flexible, while maintaining its durability. The renovation is slated to cost $2.2 million dollars and has taken over 15 months. The furniture was purchased through the ESCNJ (Educational Services Commission of New Jersey). The library plans to open in August, 2016.

BCI Dealer: Longo Associates

Products: Uniflex Steel Shelving

Haddonfield library’s choice of the Uniflex Steel Shelving provides the flexibility needed for this new space. The Uniflex Steel Shelving has a classic style which fits into the architecture of the building.

Below are some of the actual installation photos.

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For more information on the renovation project, click here

View project photos via Courier Post by clicking here

Contact us at BCI Modern Library Furniture today for more information on how we can assist you in your renovation project.

1 Philly.com, 7/4/16,  http://articles.philly.com/2016-07-04/news/74199013_1_library-board-president-haddonfield-public-library-library-dates

27 Jul 2016 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture Recent Install at University of Colorado INSTAAR

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The University of Colorado’s Institute of Artic and Alpine Reserach (INSTAAR) serves as one of the oldest institutes. The primary goal of the institute had been on the polar and alpine regions due to their noticeable effects of global change. Over the last few decades, the institute has expanded its programs to cover environmental challenges that include local, regional and global. To meet these needs, a more modern library was needed to expand its resources. A recent renovation to the library included shelving from BCI Modern Library Furniture. BCI’s 60/30 Steel Radius Shelving was chosen due to its unique flexibility and ability to withstand years of use. The 60/30 Steel Radius Shelving’s modular design allows for customization and ensures the best use of space.

Project: University of Colorado INSTAAR

BCI Dealer: Improve Group – http://www.findyourbetterway.com/

Product: 60/30 Steel Radius Shelving (install picture below)

Univ of CO INSTAAR

For more information on BCI Modern Library Furniture, please contact us today. We have design specialists on hand to answer all of your questions. We work with you to bring your ideas to a reality.

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25 Jul 2016 no comments / READ MORE

New WI Elementary School Opening Soon Featuring BCI Modern Library Furniture

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Red Creek Elementary School

Photo credit: Bray Architects

Part of a $22.5M renovation project to the Black River Falls School District is the construction of The Red Creek Elementary School (renamed from Forrest Street Elementary School). The new school will open its doors for the 2016-2017 school year. This new 89,820 square foot, two-story building will be on the site of the current school and will house grades 2 – 5. The building will include a new gym, cafeteria and a new learning media commons which encompasses a library.

BCI Modern Library Furniture will feature the following products at the new library:

Ratio Laminate Shelving with Laminate Shelves (starters/adders), Ratio Radius DS Shelving (starters/adders), Picture Book Box – Mobile, Cocoon Lounge

The Cocoon Media Lounge is a new product to solve the problem of zone space. With its sleek modular design, the Cocoon Media Lounge can be placed anywhere in the library offering more personal space.

BCI Dealer: Duet Resource Group – http://www.duetresourcegroup.com/

For more information on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can complete your new building or renovation project, contact us today

Click here to view our full line of Cocoon furniture

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22 Jul 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Sleek Modern Shelving Abounds at the Colchester East Hants Public Library Thanks to BCI

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

A few weeks ago we shared news on the renovation project at the Colchester East Hants Public Library located in Nova Scotia (http://bcilibraries.com/nova-scotia-library-chooses-bci-modern-library-furniture/). Below are the photo’s from the final installation for both the adult and children’s section featuring BCI Modern Library Furniture’s Ratio Inform Radius DF Shelving on Casters —

Adult section

Adult Section

Colchester Library Adult section 2

Adult Section

Colchester Library Adult section 5

Adult section

Children's Section

Children’s Section

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Children’s Section

Colchester Library childrens section 2

Children’s Section

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20 Jul 2016 no comments / READ MORE

New Jersey Middle School Library Getting a Make-Over with BCI

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The River Dell Regional School District serves the towns of River Edge and Oradell in New Jersey. With an enrollment of approximately 578 students in grades 7-8, the middle school library was in need of some renovations. BCI Modern Library Furniture collaborated with their dealer, Longo Associates and Solutions Architecture in the furniture choices for the project. The project will be completed in the fall of 2016.

All of the products from BCI were purchased under the ESCNJ Purchasing Contract  which is designed to offset costs, while providing the highest of quality.ESCNJ Logo

Project: River Dell Middle School

Location: River Edge, NJ

Architect: Solutions Architecture

BCI Dealer: Longo Associates

Products used the the renovation project included: 60/30 Steel Radius Shelving with London End Panels and Canopy Tops, Opal Shelving with Perforated Steel End Panels and Canopy Tops, INFORM Desk System

BCI Modern Library Furniture provides an array of options for any new or renovation project offering solutions for any setting.

For more information on how we can assist you, contact us today

19 Jul 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Calgary, Alberta Public Libraries Getting a Renovation With BCI Modern Library Furniture

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Calgary Public Library system encompasses 18 branches. Recently the Nose Hill and Quarry Park branch libraries have been undergoing renovations.

Assisting in these two renovations is BCI Modern Library Furniture. BCI’s large selection of highly constructed, modern furniture is designed for today’s libraries. As more libraries enter a phase of not being just a place to check out books, they are also gathering places for learning and socializing and require modifications to address these needs. BCI’s furniture offers functionality and practicality for any library setting.

The Nose Hill branch has been going through an extensive three phase renovation project. The final phase of the project is set for completion in late September. Some of the highlights of the new library will include:

  • A new modern children’s area
  • New shelving systems with lighting
  • A new design with more areas for quiet study
  • Extra seating for reading, working together and studying

And More!

The Quarry Park branch is part of a much bigger project – the Quarry Park Recreational Facility. This 94,000 square foot facility will house the new 9,000 square foot library. Other amenities of the facility include:

  • Fitness Center
  • Running Track
  • Day Care
  • Food Services
  • Meeting rooms
  • Classrooms
  • Multi-purpose rooms

BCI Dealer: HBI

Products: Double Faced Opal Shelving, Single Faced Opal Shelving, 60/30 Steel Radius Shelving, Picture Book Browsers with Casters, Ordrup Magazine Display

Below are some pre-completion photos of the shelving:

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Check back for final installation photos!

Click here to read more abut the Quarry Park Recreational Facility

For more information on BCI Modern Library Furniture, contact us today

 

 

15 Jul 2016 no comments / READ MORE

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