July 21, 2017

Year in Architecture 2012: Rockin’ Rotundas

The new 115,000 square foot Russell Special Collections Libraries Building at the University of Georgia, Athens, offers exhibit space for its three main special collections and event space with a 3,300 square foot banquet room, along with a glorious central rotunda. CREDITS: Collins Cooper Carusi, architect; photo, Kieran Reynolds Photography.

Kids have all the fun at Utah’s Springville Library, with the playful children’s rotunda mobile composed of apparently random forms, though it is said that when viewed from just the right angle, an identifiable image appears. CREDITS: JRCA Architects, Inc., architect; photo, Sohm Photografx.

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Bette-Lee Fox About Bette-Lee Fox

Bette-Lee Fox (blfox@mediasourceinc.com) is Managing Editor, Library Journal.

Celebrating her 43rd year with Library Journal, Bette-Lee also edits LJ’s Video Reviews column, six times a year Romance column, and e-original Romance reviews, which post weekly as LJ Xpress Reviews.

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