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.