October 30, 2014

Year in Architecture 2012: Public Library Data

For the Year in Architecture 2012, Library Journal solicited information from public libraries nationwide that had undergone new builds and renovation/addition projects completed between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. The tables below comprise financial and construction statistics for the 107 public library buildings submitted, including other costs (e.g., landscaping, architects fees, contingencies).

New Buildings

Symbol Code: B—Branch Library; BS—Branch & System Headquarters; M—Main Library; MS—Main & System Headquarters; S—System Headquarters; O—combined use space; n/a—not available; lf—linear feet
 
Pop in K
Code
Project Cost
Const. Cost
Gross Sq. Ft.
Sq. Ft. Cost
Equip. Cost
Site Cost
Other Costs
Volumes
Readers Seats
Architect
CALIFORNIA
Los Gatos29MS17,999,92112,733,32129,240435.482,100,000Owned3,166,600142,228124Noll & Tam
San Francisco18B13,462,4897,870,4509,945791.38500,0002,241,9892,850,0503,382 lf.66Dept. of Public Works
Topanga9Bn/an/a11,293n/an/aOwnedn/a42,00092Gkk Works
West Hollywood36M60,000,00042,200,00045,000937.783,100,0004,000,00010,700,000150,000225Johnson/Favaro
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington25B18,085,28113,760,35822,500611.571,105,656Owned3,219,26780,000200Wiencek Assocs.; Adjaye Assocs.
Washington25B16,238,55312,565,26022,500558.46968,556Leased2,704,73780,000200Wiencek Assocs.; Adjaye Assocs.
FLORIDA
Loxahatchee43B13,760,04910,915,73330,000363.861,004,054Owned1,840,262159,055211Slattery & Associates
GEORGIA
Senoia10B1,725,000950,0007,000135.71160,00077,000538,00025,00060KA Oldham Design
HAWAII
Honolulu21B12,090,5539,500,00032,437292.88240,6171,633,200716,73694,740117Architecture Plus Inc.
ILLINOIS
Bolingbrook68M39,500,00024,209,289110,900218.34,707,039Owned10,583,67219,000 lf.565Nagle Hartray Architecture
Chicago61B9,871,4018,461,36116,300519.1172,5101,217,56719,96345,000133Harley Ellis Devereaux
KENTUCKY
Louisville8B2,188,4931,964,7197,840250.661,274Owned162,500486 lf.34MS&R Ltd.
LOUISIANA
New Orleans70B9,085,0407,690,50028,158273.121,205,870Owned188,6706,162 lf.223Gould Evans
New Orleans70B8,839,0887,182,50027,235263.721,061,500Owned595,0887,210 lf.184Gould Evans
New Orleans70B6,723,3025,399,20018,081298.61937,354Owned386,7485,808 lf.125Lee Ledbetter & Assocs.
New Orleans70B5,522,0944,125,60012,746323.681,145,548Owned250,9464,626 lf.99Lee Ledbetter & Assocs.
MASSACHUSETTS
Osterville50-125M5,500,0004,480,00020,100222.89250,000Owned770,00070,000100Ford3 Architects
Walpole24M9,553,6897,431,66731,506235.88606,382Owned1,515,64010,500 lf.186Lerner Ladds Bartels
MISSOURI
Saint Peters217B7,623,6466,334,29456,232112.65855,997Owned433,355193,391332Cornerstone Architecture
NEBRASKA
North Bend2M1,200,000900,0007,150125.87150,000n/a150,00012,50030Carlson, West, Povandra
Pawnee City3M870,500686,1507,20095.383,00028,00073,35022,440 lf.42Larry Chilese
OHIO
Cortland7B2,242,0001,700,00010,636159.83396,000Owned146,00032,28960Baker, Bednar, Snyder
Warrensville Hgts.16B9,503,0987,958,88327,500289.4184,985Owned1,459,2303,050 lf.159HBM Architects
OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma City54B11,808,2708,396,18035,000239.891,386,476992,2301,033,384148,611284richŠärd+bauer; LWPB Architecture
Oklahoma City392B5,800,0003,710,15019,348191.75585,000292,9951,211,85551,912128Crafton Tull
SOUTH CAROLINA
New Ellenton2B421,548283,5002,400118.13103,900Owned34,14815,00018Craig Gaulden Davis
TEXAS
Alpine9M2,158,7331,208,1279,216131.09297,424400,000253,18223,69762hatch ulland + owen
Boerne33M6,742,9605,642,47430,000188.08628,026Owned472,4608,600 lf.72OCO Architects
UTAH
Salt Lake City40B6,520,9004,383,30019,981219.371,104,500Owned1,033,100122,00080Architectural Nexus, Inc.
Springville30M9,859,5828,054,48449,756161.881,125,673Owned679,42591,884328JRCA Architects, Inc.
West Jordan105BS19,750,80016,133,30071,665225.121,720,500Owned1,897,000116,143104MHTN Architects, Inc.
VIRGINIA
Roanoke93MS15,150,00011,000,00054,000203.71,636,000Owned2,514,00013,296 lf.277HBM Architects
WASHINGTON
Fife9B4,123,6821,301,2886,000216.88480,2441,677,766664,38434,88624SHKS Architects
Kenmore21B7,255,0004,181,00010,000418.1569,0001,655,000850,00053,12778Weinstein AU Architects

Additions and Renovations

* 200,000 original historic maps, 5,000 atlases; 195 linear feet for regular-sized books; 180 folio shelves for 600 folio atlases and reference books; 36 extra-large shelves for 75 extra-large atlases; 240 five-drawer flat files, with capacity for 12,000-15.000 single sheet maps; two cabinets with five shelves each for 3-D artifacts, e.g., globes and geographic games

** Colocated with an existing community center

*** Joint facility with Omaha Parks and Recreation Department

****Chad Smith (CAS Architecture), formerly with Precision Planning, Inc., was the design architect on the Rockmart project; the implementation was undertaken by Precision Planning, under the leadership of Paul Hoover

Symbol Code: B—Branch Library; BS—Branch & System Headquarters; M—Main Library; MS—Main & System Headquarters; S—System Headquarters; O—combined use space; n/a—not available; lf—linear feet
Community
Pop in K
Code
Project Cost
Const. Cost
Gross Sq. Ft.
Sq. Ft. Cost
Equip. Cost
Site Cost
Other Costs
Volumes
Readers' Seats
Architect
ARIZONA
Phoenix89B1,755,5621,234,1197,200171.41141,897Owned379,54624,63869durkin + durkin Architects
ARKANSAS
Little Rock346MS6,435,3075,142,08064,34579.91913,721Owned379,50675,000278Stocks Mann Architects
CALIFORNIA
Berkeley113B4,814,2402,994,3938,110369.22420,000Owned1,399,8473,208 lf.76Gould Evans
Berkeley113B5,955,9894,498,7659,555470.83410,000Owned1,047,2242,649 lf.73Architectural Resources Group
Chula Vistan/aB530,000260,0003,41276.20170,000Leased100,0008,00069Group 4 Architecture
Keyes5O11,35011,3501,00011.350Leased0n/an/aCarpet One
Malibun/aBS7,100,0005,100,00016,530308.53550,000Owned1,450,000n/a70LPA Architecture
Menlo Park32M249,38481,8142,07739.39126,570Owned41,000176,217n/aNoll & Tam
Oakland10B483,227263,418650405.26106,400Owned113,4094,50020Noll & Tam
Salida14B2,542,0001,786,00065,16527.40560,000Owned196,000n/an/aPacific Design Associates
San Francisco19B7,779,8094,513,4507,432607.30500,000Owned2,766,3592,286 lf.48Paulett Taggart; Tom Eliot Fisch
San Francisco30B10,520,4927,066,4549,300759.83500,000Owned2,954,0383,372 lf.64Dept. of Pubic Works
COLORADO
Elizabeth24BS176,00091,3145,00018.2621,000Leased63,68617,00025Humphries Poli
Fort Collins170B4,746,4082,972,11340,38773.591,120,866Owned653,429165,000251OZ Architecture
Loveland85M8,200,0005,300,00057,30092.50750,000Owned2,150,000170,000175Belford Watkins Group
New Castle5B2,979,0002,160,00011,000196.36456,000Owned363,00033,00024A4 Architecture
Palisade3B503,136472,8845,00094.5812,081Owned18,17113,00010none reported
FLORIDA
Boynton Beach98B2,722,0651,885,99917,538107.54337,083Owned498,983144,05192Colome & Associates, Inc.
W. Palm Beach27M4,650,7173,342,36546,48071.91370,688Owned937,66415,768 lf.214Colome & Associates, Inc.
GEORGIA
Rockmart30B1,899,0001,437,75017,00084.57300,000Leased161,25060,000148Chad Smith, design architect,Precision Planning, project architect****
Thomasville43MS2,617,5752,093,96831,20067.11347,269Owned176,33810,496 lf.203Ellis, Ricket & Associates
ILLINOIS
Peoria115B850,608722,85812,50057.8235,000Owned92,75077,56222Farnsworth Group
Peoria115B6,098,5545,140,45316,300315.37380,260Owned577,84139,48363Farnsworth Group; Dewberry; BCA
Peoria115B667,407482,3944,270112.9780,250Owned104,76326,38829Farnsworth Group; Dewberry; BCA
Quincy52M5,750,0005,033,00052,09696.61410,000Owned307,000171,340150Poepping Stone Bach
Romeoville35M12,000,0006,000,00046,000130.43850,0002,500,0002,650,000100,000175Dewberry
IOWA
Des Moines50B7,662,0115,455,50428,590190.82895,300Owned1,311,207110,000180Benjamin Design Collaborative
Sioux City83M1,845,9491,273,28535,62035.75214,137Owned358,527170,000246FEH Associates
KENTUCKY
Warsaw9M929,229729,4819,98473.07112,302Owned82,44629,13643Robert Ehmet Hayes
LOUISIANA
New Orleans70B6,372,5534,821,2009,707496.67882,205Owned669,148930 lf.66Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
MARYLAND
District Heights52B997,000867,00023,60036.7436,000Owned94,00070,000176Gant Brunnett Architects
MASSACHUSETTS
Boston625MS1,800,0001,500,0005,760286.46150,000Owned150,000*12Gensler
MICHIGAN
Traverse City77MS208,50083,5001,36861.03113,500Owned11,500n/an/aRiemenschneider/Quinn Evans
MINNESOTA
New Brighton**31O989,510751,5106,600113.87142,000Leased96,00040,00031HGA Architects
MISSOURI
Crane6B522,537383,4713,295116.3847,31665,00026,75012,00017Paragon Architecture
Trenton10MS16,39015,65387017.990Owned737n/an/aJoe DeVorss Construction
Washington14M3,405,3962,638,77622,460117.49422,232Owned344,3885,805 lf.181Horn Architects
NEBRASKA
Kearney31M5,628,3764,754,27449,05296.92343,458Owned530,644180,000181Wilkins Hinrichs Stober
Minden3M230,340127,5104,35029.31102,830Owned022,17545Knispel Construction; Tri-County Glass
Omaha***53O1,650,8761,340,00020,45065.53208,316Owned99,900108,883128Alley Poyner Macchietto
Valley4O522,184326,4023,60090.6713,970125,00056,8121,088 lf.20Clavin L. Hinz Architects
NEW JERSEY
Cliffside Park24M1,682,0001,400,0008,800159.09200,000Owned82,0005,200 lf.62Arcari & Iovino
Franklin Lakes11M31,00021,00040525.000Owned10,000n/an/aJanice Davis Design
Franklin Park13B309,000240,0003,65065.7550,000Leased19,0001,452 lf.46Arcari & Iovino
Upper Saddle River8M42,00031,0001,20025.830Owned11,000n/an/aJanice Davis Design
Wyckoff17M4,404,6153,400,00028,000121.43669,134Owned335,48179,314135Beatty, Harvey Coco
NEW YORK
Albertson27M6,969,7365,156,82723,787216.79595,000Owned1,217,909127,693151Beatty, Harvey Coco
Cortland28M884,000750,00012,00062.500Owned134,00080,00062Crawford & Stearns
Dansville10M2,900,0002,400,0008,100296.30200,000150,000150,00020,00072LaBella Associates
Farmingdale8M3,008,1782,061,52741,72249.41309,034Owned637,617154,563219Beatty, Harvey Coco
Holbrook83M315,845231,0234,32853.3858,822Owned26,00012,08658Beatty, Harvey Coco
Islip20M1,231,925838,3188,278101.27197,790Owned195,817119,296159Beatty, Harvey Coco
Sherburne4O296,807236,1475,90040.020Owned60,660n/an/aKlepper, Hahn & Hyatt
OHIO
Beachwood12B1,187,034993,84818,62653.364,233Owned188,95353,84286CBLH Design
Cincinnati42B5,300,0002,672,16520,709129.031,030,609875,000722,22666,085156KBA, Inc.
Cleveland401M1,267,967551,2137,40374.46277,994Owned438,760n/a90Bostwick Design Partnership
Fairview Park17B935,569785,11144,22517.753,201Owned147,25768,132138Van Dyke Architects
Solon24B1,100,244883,92622,00040.186,157Owned210,16176,597110CBLH Design
Toledo17B2,280,3981,732,01517,76697.49371,000Owned177,38334,178120Buehrer Group Architecture
OREGON
Clackamas5M2,903,2812,121,62618,300115.94315,670Owned465,98578,875108Scott Edwards Architecture
RHODE ISLAND
North Scituate11M1,641,0001,177,0007,925148.52180,00030,000254,00038,04346Lerner Ladds Bartels
SOUTH CAROLINA
Allendale10BS3,142,2882,738,61812,000228.22200,00050,000153,67035,56675jsms, inc.
Wagener2B421,598304,7502,700112.8782,700Owned34,14815,00014Craig Gaulden Davis
TEXAS
Honey Grove2M77,40525,4131,88613.4741,000Owned10,99222,00010Vance Hunt
Houston2,099M28,083,00025,909,00090,300286.921,760,000Owned414,00015,000 lf.160Gensler
Huntsville25M4,005,4033,168,91422,000144.04366,789Owned469,70058,901140Aguirre Roden, Inc.
McAllen212M23,807,89014,105,491124,500113.302,781,4205,000,0001,920,97921,378 lf.849MS&R Ltd.
Magnolia138B37,27713,2501,6248.1624,027Owned01,497 lf.16none reported
VIRGINIA
Henricon/aB4,765,9902,344,03812,672184.981,307,377Owned1,114,57550,00070BCWH
Honaker7B176,704126,1251,95064.6838,359Owned12,22016,50022Colley Architects
Waynesboro20M1,867,3191,333,60511,600114.97230,000Owned303,7143,000,000120BCWH
WASHINGTON
Lake Forest Park13B1,446,000806,0005,841137.99431,000Leased209,00041,85849Hutteball & Oremus
Tukwila19B303,000240,0003,32272.2563,000Leased021,56435SHKS Architects

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