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University Village Bookstore at Old Dominion University

Location: Norfolk, VA
Square Feet: 43,467
Market: Higher Education
All Markets
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Students can grab a cup of joe, relax with friends, or shop for books, supplies, and Monarch merchandise all at Old Dominion University's University Village Bookstore.

Speight Marshall Francis served as Structural Engineer of Record and Agent 1 Special Inspector for this new 4-story, 43,467 square foot bookstore and office building completed in 2008. 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. Curved glass and precast entry pull 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 sells 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.

Awards |

2008 Best Commercial/Retail Building 20,000- 100,000 square feet, Award of Excellence, Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate