June 24, 2017

Year in Architecture 2016: Grand and Glorious

ljx161102webarchgallery7a

On the south side of the main floor of the Longwood Public Library, Middle Island, NY, is a two-story space looking out to the terrace and the woods beyond, with relaxing mezzanine access.
CREDITS: Peter Gisolfi Associates, architects; photo ©Robert Mintzes

ljx161102webarchgallery7b

The interior of the Lewes Public Library, DE, is anchored by a large central volume housing a number
of collections, with exposed wood trusses and extensive natural light provided by a central spine of clerestory windows. CREDITS: Becker Morgan Group, Inc., architects and photo

ljx161102webarchgallery7c

One of a quartet of forms that distinguish the new Milton Library, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, is the entrance “silo” and lobby, which, with its higher roofline, helps orient patrons through a unique landmark. CREDITS: Stevens & Wilkinson, architects; photo ©Rion Rizzo/Creative Sources
Photography, Inc.

ljx161102webarchgallery7d

A developer donated the three-acre site for the mixed-use project that includes apartments, town homes, restaurants, and office space, in addition to the Libbie Mill Library, Henrico County Public Library, VA. CREDITS: BCWH, with Tappé Associates, architect; photo courtesy of BCWH

ljx161102webarchgallery7e

The new Northeast Regional Library, Raleigh, NC, comprises two main wings (children and adult),
with a central connector providing visibility to the entire facility. CREDITS: Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, architect; Jim Sink, photo

RETURN TO MAIN ARTICLE

This article was published in Library Journal. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Bette-Lee Fox About Bette-Lee Fox

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.

Share
Comment Policy:
  1. Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  2. Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  3. Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  4. Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media, per our Terms of Use.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through (though some comments with links to multiple URLs are held for spam-check moderation by the system). If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.

We accept clean XHTML in comments, but don't overdo it and please limit the number of links submitted in your comment. For more info, see the full Terms of Use.

Speak Your Mind

*