Building on South Dakota Universities: South Dakota Mines Devereaux Library Renovation

(This series was intended to highlight the new construction, renovation and upgrades to the state universities in South Dakota. Content was submitted by the architects of the projects or by the universities.)

(Content submitted by CO-OP Architecture)

The Devereaux Library Renovation is part of South Dakota Mines 10-year master plan. The intent of this renovation is to create a center of learning where students can collaborate on projects, receive learning assistance, and study – all in one building. As a hub for information, the library will continue to house stacks of books and an archive on the third floor, however, the building will also be home to a maker space, math learning lab, testing center, and the Student Success center. Additional program includes a new office space for the computer help desk and Einstein’s Bros. Bagels (previously located in the Rocker Square apartment building). The exterior of the building is also undergoing major renovations to update the façade and adding in several windows to allow in more natural light.

Devereaux Library’s central location on the South Dakota Mines campus makes this a great spot for students to study between classes and a convenient location to access all of the resources housed within.

Design Team:

CO-OP Architecture, Strang Inc., Albertson Engineering Inc., West Plains Engineering Inc.


SECO Construction Inc.

Office of the State Engineer:

Steve Mezger, Senior Engineer

Maker Space, featuring the South Dakota Mines logo stamped into the concrete floor.
The math learning lab, also known as the Slide Rule. Complete with a flexible floor plan and individual study rooms.
Inside the main entry to the building.
New front desk for the library. Throughout the building are accent walls containing old images of South Dakota Mines, courtesy of the library staff.

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