From Renovation to Innovation: Expanding Archival Capacity in a Limited Space Environment

You’re the head of the archives department, and you realize that your existing collection already fills nearly every bit of storage space in the newly renovated archives vault. What do you do? If you’re David Owings, you secure grant funding for another renovation and turn to Patterson Pope for innovative solutions.

Download the case study to learn how Columbus State Archives Library achieved storage success!

  • Condensed their occupied footprint in half, opening the remaining half for future growth.
  • Met archiving standards using steel decking that does not off-gas, securing protection from possible flood damage and providing superior longevity compared to wood or other materials.
  • Worked around existing structures in the new vault space such as columns and ductwork.