October 19, 2017

Year in Architecture 2016: Ambiance and Academics

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The Digital Scholarship Laboratory, Evans Library, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, offers collaborative study spaces, a teleconferencing system, and a tele-presence robot and features commissioned artwork, bright colors, and unique furnishings. CREDITS: Florida Institute of Technology, architect; Dominic Agostini, photo.

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The renovation of the Mendel Gottesman Library, Yeshiva University, New York, transformed a 1968 Brutalist building by adding north- and east-facing curtain walls for natural light, installing Brian Kane’s Swoop lounge furniture, and replacing brick parapets with iron rails. CREDITS: ROART, architect; David Khabinsky, 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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