studioTECHNE has completed programming, conceptual design, three dimensional visualization, and budgeting for the renovations and additions to the Clara Fritzsche Library and Classroom Expansion for the campus of Notre Dame College. The building project will change the current under-utilized library into a center for learning and student life. Central to the design of this 24-hour building, will be the first floor commons area where students will meet to study in the Falcon Cafe and coffee shop, access online content on the wireless network, or adjacent public computers. The Commons is also home to the school book store, the student art gallery, a large reading room and small group study rooms. The collection is distributed across the remainder of the first floor and lower levels along with a series of classrooms and meeting rooms. The second floor is a dedicated learning center. Here students utilize the computer and language labs and connect to their colleagues across the world in the media presentation room. The renovation takes the opportunity to update the existing building systems and provide a LEED Silver model learning environment for the College.