April 19, 2014

Year in Architecture 2013: Wide Open Spaces

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Wide Open Spaces include the Andrew G. Truxal Library at Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD; The Brody Learning Commons at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins University, MD; The new James B. Hunt Jr. Library, North Carolina State University, Raleigh; and the Clark Library, University of Portland, OR.

Year in Architecture 2013: A Destination Place

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Destination libraries include the new Centennial Library, Midland County Public Library, TX; the Glenvar Branch Library, Roanoke County Public Library, Salem, VA; the Storytime Room at the Mission Viejo Library, CA; the Mall Library Connection, Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, Vancouver, WA; and Mesa County Libraries Central Library, Grand Junction, CO.

Year in Architecture 2013: Fabulous & Functional

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Fabulous and functional libraries include the Central Library of Brownsville Public Library System, TX; Newcastle County Bear Library, DE; the Children’s Library at the Beverly Hills Public Library, CA; the Teen Place at Schaumburg Township District Library, IL; and the Hillcrest Heights Branch Library, Temple Hills, MD.

Year in Architecture 2013: High, Wide, & Handsome

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High, wide, and handsome libraries include the Fairwood Branch Library, East Baton Rouge Parish Library, LA; the Smithtown Main Library, NY; the Lemon Grove Branch, San Diego Public Library, CA; The Gum Spring Library, Aldie, VA; and Denver Public Library’s Sam Gary Branch.

Year in Architecture 2013: Worlds To Explore

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Worlds To Explore libraries include Pendleton County Public Library, Falmouth, KY and the Woodneath Library Center, Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City, MO.

Year in Architecture 2013: Public Library Data

For the Year in Architecture 2013, Library Journal solicited information from public libraries nationwide that had undergone new builds and renovation/addition projects completed between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. The tables below comprise complete financial and construction statistics for the 77 public library buildings submitted, including three Canadian projects.

Year in Architecture 2013: Academic Library Data

For the Year in Architecture 2013, Library Journal solicited information from academic libraries nationwide that had undergone new builds and renovation/addition projects completed between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. The tables below comprise complete financial and construction statistics for the 14 academic library buildings submitted.

Year in Architecture 2013: Six-Year Cost Summary

View a cost summary for the years 2008-2013 for new buildings, additions, renovations, and remodels, including funding sources.

Planned New Library Shifts Closer to the Heart of Temple Campus

A new library planned for the north side of Temple University’s campus has been postponed, as administration officials work to find the new facility a home closer to the center of campus. The planned $190 million budget for the project, which includes a $50 million contribution from the state of Pennsylvania, will remain the same, though ambitions for it to become what one board member described as “a great living room for Philadelphia” may be scaled back under the new plan.

What’s Hot | Library By Design

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The latest in library products & furnishings from the Fall 2013 Library by Design supplement to Library Journal.