January 19, 2017

Year in Architecture 2016: Creativity Is a Blank Canvas

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Featuring Brown University’s Sidney E. Frank Digital Studio at the Rockefeller Library; the Bibliothèque Desjardins, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Drummondville; the James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University; and the Information Commons at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.

Year in Architecture 2016: Designed To Shine

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Featuring the Alpine Branch of the San Diego County Library and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh–Knoxville.

Year in Architecture 2016: Ambiance and Academics

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Featuring the Digital Scholarship Laboratory, Evans Library, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne and the Mendel Gottesman Library, Yeshiva University, New York.

Year in Architecture 2016: Access and Flow

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Featuring the Mary Couts Burnett Library at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth and Summerland Branch Library, Okanagan Regional Library, BC

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

East Waco Library, TX
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

TeenHQ Grand Opening at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Photo courtesy of San José Public Library

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.