May 2, 2016

Year in Architecture 2012: Academic Library Data

For the Year in Architecture 2012, Library Journal solicited information from academic libraries nationwide that had undergone new builds and renovation/addition projects completed between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. The tables below comprise complete financial and construction statistics for the 19 academic library buildings submitted.

Academic New Buildings

* Mainly used for archives at 220,000 linear feet
** Along with the books are one million botanical specimens
INSTITUTIONPROJECT COSTGROSS SQUARE FEETSQUARE FOOT COSTCONSTR. COSTFURNITURE/EQUIP COSTBOOK CAPACITYSEATING CAPACITYARCHITECT
Lyman Beecher Brooks Library, Norfolk State University, VA $43,000,000 134,000$261.19 $35,000,000 $2,546,000 631,000n/aMoseley Architects; John Portman & Assocs.; Tappe Associates, Inc.
Russell Special Collections Libraries Building, University of Georgia, Athens $41,500,000 115,000$290.63 $33,423,000 $8,077,000 4,000,000*363Collins Cooper Carusi
Learning Commons, Chicago Theological Seminaryn/a80,000$375 $30,000,000 n/a100,000n/aNagle Hartray
Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth $25,000,000 70,000$300 $21,000,000 n/a175,000**40H3 Hardy Collaboration
American Bureau of Shipping Information Commons, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay $24,000,000 43,000$418.6 $18,000,000 $228,000 44,300458Perry Dean Rogers
Renner Academic Library & Learning Resources, Elgin Community College, ILn/a73,000$202.49 $14,782,000 $1,148,400 107,900611Dewberry
Wilson S. Rivers Library & Media Center, Florida Gateway College, Lake City $7,366,000 37,955$169.04 $6,416,000 $950,000 50,000240Harvard Jolly
Roland Library, Hannibal-LaGrange University, Hannibal, MO $3,000,000 19,980n/an/an/a200,000217Bleigh Construction; Architechnics, Inc.; Klingner Associates

Academic Renovations Only

INSTITUTIONPROJECT COSTGROSS SQUARE FEETSQUARE FOOT COSTCONSTR. COSTFURNITURE/EQUIP COSTBOOK CAPACITYSEATING CAPACITYARCHITECT
Pattee & Paterno Library, Penn State University, University Park $7,500,000 35,300$158.64 $5,600,000 $800,000 1,700334WTW Architects
Business, Engineering, Science & Technology Library, Miami University, Oxford, OH $5,740,000 23,000157.17 $3,615,000 $570,000 150,000426BHDP Architecture
Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN $3,628,150 16,100184.73 $2,974,100 $654,050 1,630355Mark R. Beebe; Moody Nolan; RQAW Corp.; McGee Designhouse
Richard J. Daley Library, University of Illinois at Chicago $3,584,000 15,475225.14 $3,484,000 $100,000 0170David Woodhouse
Harmony Library, Front Range Community College, Fort Collins, CO $824,628 30,00019.36 $580,800 $243,828 n/a428Architectural Resource
Cowles Library, Drake University, Des Moines $530,000 4,28098.04 $419,599 $106,000 n/a100+Daniel Sloan
Center for Science & Social Science Information (CSSSI), Yale University, New Haven, CTn/a28,900n/an/an/a180,000231Apicella & Bunton LLC

Academic Additions & Renovations

INSTITUTIONSTATUSPROJECT COSTGROSS SQUARE FEETSQUARE FOOT COSTCONSTR. COSTFURNITURE/EQUIP COSTBOOK CAPACITYSEATING CAPACITYARCHITECT
J. Paul Leonard Library/Sutro Library, San Francisco State UniversityTotal $125,810,305 $361,542 $287.16 $103,820,760 $5,799,000 1,500,0003,568HMC
New $47,807,916 $79,042 $493.81 $39,031,574 $579,900 1,250,000530
Renovated $78,002,389 $282,500 $229.34 $64,789,186 $5,219,100 250,0003,038
William E. Morgan Library, Colorado State University, Fort CollinsTotal $19,900,000 $146,000 $95.41 $13,930,000 $1,750,000 1,400,0002,940Studiotrope Design Collective
New $2,500,000 $7,000 $250.00 $1,750,000 $250,000 070
Renovated $17,400,000 $139,000 $87.63 $12,180,000 $1,500,000 1,400,0002,870
Levi Watkins Learning Center, Alabama State University, MontgomeryTotal $16,742,711 $147,813 $113.27 $16,742,711 n/a432,7151,484NHB Group, LLC
New $7,820,000 $60,475 $129.31 $7,820,000 n/an/a608
Renovated $8,922,711 $87,338 $102.16 $8,922,711 n/an/a876
Patricia W. & J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VATotal $12,916,125 $28,000 n/an/a $751,630 n/an/aClark Nexsen
Newn/a $8,000 n/an/an/an/a420
Renovatedn/a $20,000 n/an/an/a3,400n/a

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