November 17, 2017

New Landmark Libraries 2015: The Reveal

NLLlogo (2)This year’s round of Library Journal‘s New Landmark Libraries returns to its roots, honoring public libraries completed between 2010 and 2014 (the previous public competition, held in 2011, honored public libraries completed through 2009, and in 2012 academic standouts were recognized).

Below are the lists of 11 winners and 11 honorable mentions in alphabetical order, selected from more than 80 entries by a panel of judges from the field led by project coordinator Emily Puckett Rodgers, School of Information Entrepreneurship Program Manager at the University of Michigan.

For complete profiles, trends and more, watch for the September 15th issues of Library Journal and Library By Design!

Winners

  • Bayview Linda Brooks-Burton Branch Library, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA
    Opened: 2011
    Designed by: THA Architecture (with Karin Payson architecture + design)
  • Cedar Rapids Public Library, Cedar Rapids, IA
    Opened: 2013
    Designed by: OPN Architects, Inc.
  • Jasper Place Branch, Edmonton Public Library, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Opened: 2013
    Designed by: HCMA Architecture + Design
  • Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence, KS
    Opened: 2014
    Designed by: Gould Evans
  • Madison Central Library, Madison, WI
    Opened: 2013
    Designed by: MSR
  • Main Library at Goodwood, East Baton Rouge Parish, Baton Rouge, LA
    Opened: 2014
    Designed by: The Library Design Collaborative: Cockfield Jackson | Tipton Associates | Dewberry
  • Mitchell Park Library & Community Center, Palo Alto City Library, CA
    Opened: 2014
    Designed by: Group 4 Architecture, Research Planning, Inc.
  • Pico Branch Library, Santa Monica Public Library, CA
    Opened: 2014
    Designed by: Koning Eizenberg Architecture
  • St. Helena Branch Library, Beaufort County Library, St. Helena Island, SC
    Opened: 2012
    Designed by: Liollio Architecture
  • San Diego Central Library, San Diego Public Library, CA
    Opened: 2013
    Designed by: Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA / Tucker Sadler Architects
  • Vancouver Community Library, Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, Vancouver, WA
    Opened: 2012
    Designed by: The Miller Hull Partnership

Honorable Mentions

  • Main Library, Billings Public Library, MT
    Opened: 2014
    Designed by: Will Bruder Partners
  • Fort York Branch, Toronto Public Library, Ontario, Canada
    Opened: 2014
    Designed by: KPMB Architects
  • Walker Library, Hennepin County Library, Minneapolis, MN
    Opened: 2014
    Designed by: VJAA
  • Library 21c, Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Springs, CO
    Opened: 2014
    Designed by: Humphries Poli Architects
  • East Branch, Milwaukee Public Library,  WI
    Opened: 2014
    Designed by: HGA Architects and Engineers
  • Battery Park City Library, New York Public Library, NY
    Opened: 2010
    Designed by: 1100 Architect
  • Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library, Denver Public Library, CO
    Opened: 2014
    Designed by: studiotrope Design Collective
  • Beaverbrook Library, Ottawa Public Library, Ontario, Canada
    Opened: 2014
    Designed by: Moriyama & Teshima Architects
  • Tidewater Community College/City of Virginia Beach Joint Use Library, Virginia Beach Public Library, VA
    Opened: 2013
    Designed by: Carrier Johnson + Culture (RRMM Architects, architect of record; Anderson Brulé Architects, Interior Designer/Feasibility Study Architect)
  • Warrensville Heights Branch Library, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Warrensville Heights, OH
    Opened: 2012
    Designed by: HBM Architects
  • Wolf Creek Branch Library, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, Atlanta, GA
    Opened: 2014
    Designed by: Leo A Daly, Inc.
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  1. Jasper Place branch EPL is the worst library I’ve ever been in. It’s a concrete bunker, the chairs are unsittable, especially for sitting and readin, the light is in the wrong places, or the places need to be moved to the light. The ceiling is a hovering blackness instead of light. You’ll note the light is fantastic in management offices.

    This library was designed by non-readers.