W. Olin Library, Drury College
The new 65,000 sq ft contemporary university library was the recipient of the largest FW Olin grant ever awarded at the time. The building was designed to blend in as the center piece of the Drury University campus. The project was described by the members of the Olin Foundation as being extraordinarily successful - "One of the gems of all of the buildings we have funded across the country", and by leaders at Drury as a building that has changed their campus forever. "Designed by Springfield architect and Drury alumnus Allen Casey, the Olin Library with its detailing, windows, arches and pediments is reminiscent of existing Drury buildings yet has a character of its own. The F. W. Olin Library is the focal point of the campus...". John Moore, President, Drury College.