August 20, 2017

Year in Architecture 2016: Access and Flow

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The Mary Couts Burnett Library at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, polished up its $35 million addition and renovation project with a three-story atrium surrounded by glass and steel. Visitors are greeted in the new lobby by a purple interactive touch screen wall. CREDITS: Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford,
in association with CannonDesign, architects; Nick Merrick, Hedrich Blessing, Ltd., photo.

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The new 8,000 square foot Summerland Branch Library, Okanagan Regional Library, BC, is designed as a beacon, with the transparent Main Street exterior “retailing” library activities to the community. CREDITS: Urban Arts Architecture, architects; photo ©2016 Martin Knowles Photo/Media

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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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