May 2, 2016

Year in Architecture 2013: A Lot of Learning To Do

A Lot of Learning To Do

 


The new Collin College Spring Creek Campus District Library, Plano, TX, owes design props to Thomas Jefferson for the new, two-story, 88,000 square foot library, whose grand reading room features a 60-foot dome and views to a grassy courtyard. CREDITS: PBK, architect; Nick Young, photo.

 


Eschewing a 1970s “warehouse for books” design, the Claire T. Carney Library, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in North Dartmouth, went for individual study spaces as well as engaging group spots, creating a “campus living room fostering social interaction.” CREDITS: designLAB architects, architect; Jonathan Hillyer, photo.

 


The Lane Library & Learning Commons, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, project added a commons adjacent to the library for flexibility and to support group work. CREDITS: Cogdell & Mendrala, PC, architects; Richard Leo Johnson, Atlantic Archives, photo.

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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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