December 14, 2017

Discovering Fun and Comfort | Year in Architecture 2017

Colorful, vibrant new spaces at the Indian Trails Public Library District, Wheeling, IL; “Discovery Island,” at the Laurel Library, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, MD; and the renovated children’s room at the Central Branch of the Cranston Public Library, RI.

Renovation and Renewal Reveal Character | Year in Architecture 2017

Renovations reveal the library’s personality, from the renovated children’s area at the Oak Bend Branch of the St. Louis County Library to double bands of windows at the Baldwin Public Library, Birmingham, MI, to the historic wing of the Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, ME, and more.

Community Centerpieces | Year in Architecture 2017

Built to anchor their communities: the Seguin Public Library, TX; Elmhurst Community Library, Queens Library, NY; the new Joplin Public Library, MO; and the Grove City Library, Southwest Public Libraries, OH.

A Sense of Play at Work | Year in Architecture 2017

Innovative learning spaces at the Cabot Science Library at the Pritzker Commons, Harvard University Science Center; Library of Engineering and Science, Wilmeth Active Learning Center, Purdue University; Vaughan Civic Centre Resource Library, Ont.

Uncommon Common Spaces | Year in Architecture 2017

Common spaces remade at the Cozby Library and Community Commons, Coppell, TX; the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons, Salisbury University, MD; and The new Havre de Grace Branch of the Harford County Public Library, MD.

Learning Spaces Transformed | Year in Architecture 2017

Library makeovers feature the Sorrells Engineering and Science Library at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh; the two-story Heaton Family Learning Commons, Butler County Community College, PA; and the colorful the new Alfred R. Goldstein Library, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL.

Terraces & Shores: Expanded Views | Year in Architecture 2017

Come for the books, stay for the views at the Multnomah County Library’s Rockwood Library Makerspace; Boston Public Library’s Jamaica Plain Branch; the Shoreview Library, Ramsey County Library, MN; and the Imperial Beach Library, CA.

Academic Library Data | Year in Architecture 2017

The data for academic new buildings and renovations featured in LJ’s Year in Architecture 2017.

Six-Year Cost Summary, Funding Sources | Year in Architecture 2017

LJ’s Years in Architecture compared: FY12–17 Cost Summaries and Funding Sources

Public Library Data | Year in Architecture 2017

Explore the data on this year’s choices.