August 21, 2017

Year in Architecture 2015: Public Library Data

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For the Year in Architecture 2015, Library Journal solicited information from public libraries nationwide that had undergone new builds and renovation/addition projects completed between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015. The tables below comprise complete financial and construction statistics for the 92 public library buildings submitted, including Canadian projects.

Public New Buildings

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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
Other
Costs
Federal
Funds
State
Funds
Local
Funds
Gift
Funds
Architect
CALIFORNIA
NLL Palo Alto 32 BS 49,700,000 27,000,000 56,000 482.14 1,900,000 20,800,000 0 0 48,300,000 1,400,000 Group 4 Architecture
Stevenson Ranch 17 B 5,800,000 4,500,000 11,555 389.44 1,000,000 300,000 0 0 10,500,000 0 CWA AIA Inc.
COLORADO
NLLHM Denver 27 B 13,600,000 7,150,000 27,000 264.81 1,460,000 3,790,000 0 0 13,600,000 21,000 studiotrope Design Collective
Denver 20 B 3,170,019 2,507,357 10,000 250.74 156,496 259,206 0 0 3,170,019 0 Humphries Poli Architects
Greeley 20 B 10,000,000 7,522,500 31,404 239.54 1,250,100 1,227,400 0 681,500 9,214,182 104,318 Roth Sheppard Architects
Hudson 10 M 3,847,880 24,026,933 11,367 211.37 124,228 457,120 0 0 3,847,880 0 Barker Rinker Seacat
FLORIDA
Sarasota 68 B 7,690,000 5,223,000 25,800 202.44 1,750,000 717,000 0 0 7,690,000 534,000 Harvard Jolly; Smith Const.
Tampa 5 M 7,012,728 5,163,216 23,482 219.88 1,462,251 387,261 0 0 7,012,728 0 Harvard Jolly Architecture
Zephyrhills 14 M 2,599,850 2,232,680 8,463 263.82 169,260 197,910 0 0 2,599,850 0 Harvard Jolly Architecture
GEORGIA
NLLHM Atlanta 76 B 16,877,002 8,252,912 25,000 330.12 1,186,596 7,437,494 0 0 16,877,002 0 Leo A. Daly
Palmetto 28 B 7,759,523 3,830,881 11,200 342.04 531,506 2,897,136 0 0 7,259,523 500,000 Houser Walker Architecture
Roswell 200 B 12,524,891 6,135,156 17,370 353.21 617,149 4,072,586 0 0 10,824,891 1,700,000 KHAFRA; HBM Architects
ILLINOIS
Carlyle 3 M 4,025,200 3,255,300 10,876 299.31 200,000 569,900 0 1,618,757 0 2,770,000 Arcturis
Farmington 7 M 2,639,759 2,299,524 9,091 252.94 140,693 199,542 0 1,722,211 775,315 142,233 Apace Design
KENTUCKY
Louisville 100 B 13,425,191 10,115,826 40,000 252.90 909,365 1,121,044 0 0 9,846,235 3,500,000 MSR Design; JRA Architects
LOUISIANA
Alexandria 16 B 971,955 774,112 5,000 154.82 45,137 100,406 0 0 1,081,362 0 Alliance Design Group LLC
NLL Baton Rouge* 445 MS 42,192,721 34,557,917 129,000 267.89 2,216,530 4,869,074 0 0 42,192,721 64,875 Library Design Collaborative
St. Francisville 15 M 3,948,144 2,935,036 15,028 195.30 390,608 422,500 0 0 4,096,403 200,000 Hidell & Associates Architects
Youngsville 48 B 5,434,661 4,379,861 15,207 288.02 583,857 470,843 0 0 5,421,911 12,750 Architects Beazley Moliere; Dewberry
MASSACHUSETTS
South Hadley 18 M 10,309,285 7,367,620 24,550 311.10 561,289 1,510,376 0 4,916,312 4,559,876 833,097 Johnson Roberts Associates
MINNESOTA
Ely 5 M 1,566,262 1,278,462 6,630 192.83 141,842 145,958 0 458,699 976,969 130,594 Meyer Group
Excelsior 16 M 5,359,900 3,139,785 7,600 413.13 192,249 1,050,183 0 0 5,359,900 0 292 Design; MacDonald & Mack
MONTANA
NLLHM Billings 147 M 21,603,907 16,513,630 66,000 250.21 1,541,375 2,656,375 0 0 19,668,747 5,000,000 Will Bruder Architects
NEW MEXICO
Albuquerque 38 B 10,145,429 8,457,815 25,305 334.23 822,298 865,316 0 1,212,284 7,783,145 1,150,000 Rohde May Keller McNamara
OHIO
Cincinnati 25 B 2,751,439 2,208,719 8,000 276.09 186,125 239,260 0 0 2,751,439 0 Champlin Architecture
Pepper Pike 14 B 6,100,008 4,973,779 15,800 314.80 212,612 913,617 0 0 6,100,008 0 HBM Architects
Reading 33 B 4,620,859 4,010,415 12,000 334.20 251,554 358,890 0 0 4,620,859 0 Champlin Architecture
Whitehall 30 B 9,212,831 5,537,743 19,500 284.00 489,308 2,632,529 0 0 8,462,831 750,000 Jonathan Barnes Architecture
RHODE ISLAND
Tiverton 16 M 10,470,812 6,488,956 23,797 273.68 876,134 2,478,671 475,000 4,060,003 3,650,800 2,285,009 Union Studio; Kimberly Bolan
SOUTH CAROLINA
Pawleys Island 33 B 3,073,728 2,607,228 17,500 149.00 215,000 251,500 0 0 2,908,728 165,000 Tych & Walker; MDA designgroup
TENNESSEE
Antioch 75 B 7,695,000 7,300,000 25,000 292.00 395,000 0 0 0 7,695,000 0 Lose & Associates; HBM Architects
Nashville 36 B 8,821,897 8,197,052 24,580 333.48 624,845 0 0 0 9,557,000 0 Hastings Architecture Associates
TEXAS
Dallas 25 B 6,371,067 5,284,257 19,500 270.99 377,608 609,202 0 0 7,062,986 0 KAI Texas
Irving 50 B 12,253,441 9,740,500 52,570 185.29 1,435,326 1,077,615 0 0 12,300,000 30,000 Hidell & Associates Architects
UTAH
Salt Lake City 25 B 7,459,890 5,028,135 19,020 264.36 972,039 844,716 0 0 7,459,890 0 Architectural Nexus
WASHINGTON
Ferndale 30 B 6,015,000 4,336,600 15,000 289.11 306,750 335,000 0 500,000 2,387,200 3,127,800 SHKS
WISCONSIN
NLLHM Milwaukee 33 B 3,420,000 2,800,000 16,500 169.70 300,000 320,000 0 0 3,420,000 10,000 HGA Architects & Engineers
CANADA
Toronto, Ont. 29 B 10,276,000 7,768,000 14,500 535.72 900,000 1,608,000 0 0 10,276,000 0 LGA Architectural; Phillip H. Carter

 

Public Additions and Renovations

NLL Library Journal 2015 New Landmark Libraries Winner     NLLHM Library Journal 2015 New Landmark Libraries Honorable Mention
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
Other
Costs
Federal
Funds
State
Funds
Local
Funds
Gift
Funds
Architect
ALABAMA
Athens 90 M 6,696,930 5,129,015 37,900 135.33 364,241 559,800 0 90,000 3,200,000 3,496,930 CMH Architects
CALIFORNIA
Burlingame 37 M 3,497,000 1,900,000 30,098 63.13 220,800 1,379,200 0 0 2,500,000 1,000,000 Group 4 Architecture
Castaic 19 BS 8,000,000 2,400,000 12,250 195.92 500,000 252,000 0 0 8,000,000 0 CWA AIA, Inc.
Los Angeles 42 B 3,044,000 2,600,000 5,524 470.67 157,000 287,000 1,500,000 0 3,191,000 0 Carde Ten Architects
Manhattan Beach 31 B 25,200,000 19,200,000 21,500 893.02 1,900,000 4,100,000 0 0 26,270,496 0 Johnson Favaro Architects
Palm Springs 45 B 1,300,000 1,200,000 4,300 279.07 63,000 37,000 0 600,000 600,000 100,000 Wm. G. Kleindienst
Palo Alto 24 B 24,800,000 18,200,000 30,000 606.67 1,100,000 5,500,000 0 0 24,100,000 700,000 Group 4 Architecture
San Francisco 825 M 6,800,000 4,105,497 17,136 239.58 713,161 1,981,342 0 0 6,320,000 480,000 San Francisco Public Works
COLORADO
Englewood 98 B 2,137,034 1,776,853 45,941 38.68 236,195 123,986 0 0 2,127,034 10,000 studiotrope Design Collective
FLORIDA
Gainesville 20 B 270,949 167,384 14,092 11.87 77,065 26,500 0 0 205,449 65,500 McKellips & Associates
GEORGIA
Hiawassee 6 B 1,021,042 868,891 8,000 106.61 51,063 101,088 0 900,000 100,000 21,041 Gardner, Spencer, Smith, Trench, Jarbeau
ILLINOIS
Downers Grove 50 M 2,679,637 2,116,145 67,738 31.20 520,350 43,142 0 0 2,479,637 200,000 Product Architecture + Design
Glendale Heights 34 M 1,440,000 880,000 27,000 32.59 400,000 160,000 0 0 1,440,000 0 Product Architecture + Design
North Aurora 17 M 303,385 208,471 5,778 36.08 51,514 43,400 0 0 277,000 44,000 Kluber Architects + Engineers
Northbrook 33 M 6,500,000 5,518,635 12,720 433.85 383,542 597,823 0 0 6,412,729 87,271 Dewberry
Waukegan 88 M 1,227,500 778,100 24,500 31.76 247,500 201,900 0 175,000 1,010,000 42,500 Product Architecture + Design
INDIANA
Bloomington 143 MS 1,650,900 1,252,900 19,190 65.31 307,000 91,000 0 0 1,650,900 0 Christine Matheu Architect; Kimberly Bolan
Plainfield 28 MS 230,000 100,000 7,100 14.08 100,000 30,000 0 0 230,000 10,000 Kimberly Bolan & Associates
IOWA
Ames 68 M 19,500,000 13,500,000 78,700 171.53 2,650,000 3,350,000 0 0 18,000,000 1,500,000 MSR Design
KANSAS
NLL Lawrence* 91 M 19,000,000 15,677,437 66,900 234.34 795,417 2,527,146 0 0 18,000,000 1,000,000 Gould Evans
LOUISIANA
Lafayette 122 MS 13,749,522 10,579,795 65,449 161.65 1,757,368 1,412,359 0 0 13,709,485 40,047 MBSB Group; Dewberry
MARYLAND
Beltsville 28 B 2,212,563 2,060,000 25,452 80.93 54,000 98,563 0 490,000 1,722,563 0 Gant Brunnett Architects
Fairmount Heights 18 B 1,204,400 1,114,000 17,764 62.70 37,500 52,900 0 0 1,204,400 0 Gant Brunnett Architects
Largo 870 BS 3,758,080 3,234,000 24,858 130.10 375,000 149,080 0 0 3,758,080 0 Gant Brunnett Architects
MASSCHUSETTS
Boston** 656 MS 13,886,000 9,884,000 46,695 211.67 1,977,000 2,025,000 0 0 13,886,000 0 William Rawn Associates
Everett 44 B 5,180,946 4,444,552 8,590 517.41 141,996 594,398 0 2,268,481 2,802,459 110,006 Johnson Roberts Associates
MICHIGAN
Lake Orion 35 M 379,651 97,409 8,664 11.25 270,642 11,600 0 0 379,651 8,095 Kimberly Bolan & Associates
MINNESOTA
Saint Paul 25 B 7,991,690 6,193,439 24,000 258.06 949,910 848,341 0 0 5,026,773 2,964,917 LSE Architects
Saint Paul 21 B 4,829,447 3,632,647 15,500 234.36 544,812 651,988 0 0 2,265,011 2,564,436 LSE Architects
White Bear Lake 36 B 3,998,000 2,974,200 16,500 180.25 282,500 498,900 0 0 3,598,000 200,000 Bentz/Thompson/Rietow
NEW JERSEY
Haworth 4 M 988,800 773,800 2,866 269.99 130,000 85,000 0 0 988,800 0 Arcari + Iovino
NEW YORK
Holbrook 83 M 81,438 13,866 800 17.33 62,053 5,519 0 0 113,162 0 Kimberly Bolan & Associates
Long Island City 75 B 384,927 158,620 4,000 39.66 200,239 26,068 0 344,763 40,164 0 ADI/Applied Design Initiative
Sayville 19 M 142,300 130,000 750 173.33 0 12,300 0 33,000 108,800 500 BBS Architects
OHIO
Cincinnati 35 B 4,359,544 3,192,430 10,000 319.24 265,553 370,000 0 0 3,545,508 814,036 McClorey & Savage Architects, Ltd.
Dayton 12 B 2,021,600 1,311,352 4,800 273.20 261,600 448,648 0 0 2,021,600 0 Levin Porter Assocs.; Group 4 Architecture
Lebanon 41 MS 750,000 580,000 6,200 93.54 170,000 0 0 0 800,000 0 SHP Leading Design; Cintech Construction
Toledo 33 B 3,600,720 3,004,000 21,515 139.62 330,000 266,720 0 0 3,600,720 0 Buehrer Group Architecture
OKLAHOMA
Marlow 5 O 2,018,274 1,602,313 14,357 111.65 258,042 157,919 0 0 1,710,202 308,072 Krittenbrink Architecture LLC
PENNSYLVANIA
Pittsburgh 12 B 3,234,000 2,509,000 8,000 313.63 190,000 535,000 0 0 50,000 3,184,000 GBBN Architects
Pittsburgh 4 B 1,012,000 870,280 2,600 334.72 60,870 80,850 0 350,000 624,565 37,435 Front Studio Architecture, LLC
TENNESSEE
Nashville 25 B 438,492 438,500 4,250 77.29 62,617 47,375 0 0 438,492 0 none
Nashville 668 M 2,320,625 n/a 68,172 n/a n/a n/a 0 0 2,320,625 0 Gobbell Hays Partners, Inc.
Nashville 12 B 293,100 240,000 7,500 32.00 n/a n/a 0 0 270,000 23,100 none
UTAH
Park City 8 M 9,620,000 8,116,310 54,285 149.51 802,891 700,799 0 0 9,620,000 0 Blalock & Partners
VIRGINIA
Charlottesville 50 O 12,124,043 6,927,677 37,320 185.63 303,670 1,871,696 0 0 12,124,043 0 HBM Architects
Norfolk 110 M 65,000,000 42,000,000 139,830 300.36 1,700,000 14,100,000 0 0 21,000,000 44,000,000 Newman Architects, PC
South Hill 7 B 55,948 19,531 884 22.09 31,301 5,116 0 0 5,000 50,948 Kimberly Bolan & Associates
WASHINGTON
Prosser 13 B 365,374 151,578 5,920 25.60 184,214 29,582 0 0 357,374 8,000 Meier Architecture & Engineering
Renton 20 B 8,012,390 5,623,494 20,000 281.17 1,287,744 1,001,152 0 0 8,013,237 0 Schact | Aslani Architects
WISCONSIN
Grantsburg 6 M 287,406 n/a 2,500 n/a 10,000 n/a 0 0 35,000 252,406 Craig Selander, Architect, LLC
Madison 24 B 2,390,978 1,835,978 16,407 111.90 349,000 206,000 0 0 2,360,978 30,000 Engberg Anderson Architects
CANADA
NLLHM Ottawa*** 45 B 10,000,000 6,750,000 24,000 281.25 2,000,000 1,250,000 0 0 10,000,000 100,000 Moriyama & Teshima
Winnipeg 35 B n/a 14,000 n/a n/a 165,000 n/a 0 0 957,500 3,000 LM Architectural
* Total project cost includes a separate parking structure
** Completion of Phase 1 of the the two-phase renovation of Boston’s Central Library
*** Figures listed in Canadian dollars

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