February 14, 2016

Year in Architecture 2015: Shine the Light

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Brilliant (literally and figuratively): Denver’s Sheridan Library; the huge addition and renovation at the Slover Library, Norfolk, VA; Hennepin County’s Excelsior branch, MN; and more.

Year in Architecture 2015: Boston Meets Brooklyn

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Phase 1 of construction is complete at Boston Public Library’s Johnson Building, Central Library; students and faculty are “reflective” about the Charles Evans Inness Memorial Library, Medgar Evers College, City University of New York, Brooklyn.

Year in Architecture 2015: Benchmarks

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Colorful, expansive and whimsical design at the Central & Unser Library, Albuquerque, NM; Sun Ray Library, St. Paul; and the Charleswood Library, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Year in Architecture 2015: …Sit Right Down

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Get comfortable at the Manhattan Beach Library, County of Los Angeles; the Beechview Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh; South Hadley Public Library, MA; and more.

Year in Architecture 2015: A Fitting Tribute

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The Riverside Library and Cultural Center, High Plains Library District, Evans, CO, on the site of a former school, fits within its historic residential neighborhood. Local artist Frank Garza added his touch with the mural that adorns the front of the building.

Year in Architecture 2015: Out-Front & Open Design

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Higher ed ramps up with building projects at Felician College Libraries Education Commons, NJ; University of Tennessee Chattanooga Library; California’s Las Positas Community College Library; and more.

Year in Architecture 2015: Academic Library Data

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For the Year in Architecture 2015, Library Journal solicited information from academic libraries nationwide that had undergone new builds and renovation/addition projects completed between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015. The tables below comprise complete financial and construction statistics for the 21 academic library buildings submitted.

Year in Architecture 2015: Public Library Data

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For the Year in Architecture 2015, Library Journal solicited information from public libraries nationwide that had undergone new builds and renovation/addition projects completed between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015. The tables below comprise complete financial and construction statistics for the 92 public library buildings submitted, including Canadian projects

Year in Architecture 2015: Six-Year Cost Summary

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Six year cost summary charts include data from the 2015 LJ Architecture Issue. Ninety-two building projects account for $672 million in expenditures.

Year in Architecture 2015: List of Architects

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The following architects/architectural firms were responsible for the 123 building projects listed in the Year in Architecture 2015. LJ thanks them for their assistance.