December 2, 2016

Year in Architecture 2016: List of Architects

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The Year in Architecture’s architect listing.

Year in Architecture 2016: Academic Library Data

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For the Year in Architecture 2016, Library Journal solicited information from academic libraries nationwide that had undergone new builds and renovation/addition projects completed between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016. The tables below comprise complete financial and construction statistics for the 13 academic library buildings submitted.

Year in Architecture 2016: Public Library Data

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For the Year in Architecture 2016, Library Journal solicited information from public libraries nationwide that had undergone new builds and renovation/addition projects completed between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016. The tables here comprise complete financial and construction statistics for the 92 public library buildings submitted, including Canadian projects.

Year in Architecture 2016: Six-Year Cost Summary

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The Year in Architecture’s Six-Year Cost Summary

Branching Out, October 2016

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Photo courtesy of KWTX

East Waco Library, TX, reopens; Jersey City Free Public Library, NJ, is back after a renovation; Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH, has revamped and expanded its Northern Lights library; and more new construction and renovation news from the October 15, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

User-Designed Libraries | Design4Impact

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These days, collecting deep public input before the design phase of a new construction or renovation of a library is de rigueur, with methods ranging from focus groups to community outreach to social media. But a few libraries are taking it to the next level, not just finding out what patrons need or value and filtering that through the lens of librarian and architect expertise but also letting users directly drive design decisions in collaboration with the professionals.

A Place to Belong, A Place That Belongs | 2016 Designing Libraries Conference Report

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The fifth annual Designing Libraries for the 21st Century conference, held at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, spotlighted “Innovations with Impact,” and featured voices from the design, library, and education worlds. The conference brought together about 250 practitioners from across the world.

Thinking Big in Big Sky Country | Design Institute Design Challenges | Library by Design, Fall 2016

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Susan F. Gregory, director of the Bozeman Public Library, MT, welcomed attendees of LJ’s Design Institute (DI) to the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Silver-certified building this May. Opened in 2006, the facility is at once both warmly rustic, clearly inspired by its spectacular mountain setting, and right on trend with the best of national library design. It offers open sight lines, a lofty roof with metal accents, lots of glass (balanced by plenty of wood), hands-on tech, and spaces for people inside and out, making it the perfect setting for attendees to plan the right library for their own communities.

Librarians’ Picks | Library by Design, Fall 2016

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Librarians who have recently completed building projects are eager to share their choices for design that raises the bar above the expected.

The Future of the Planet | Designing the Future

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As society faces what many now call the Anthropocene age, the impacts of climate change and humankind’s role in it will influence, literally, everything.