November 22, 2017

Year in Architecture 2015: A Fitting Tribute

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Year in Architecture 2014: Commons Sense

The library construction projects completed between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014, seem to have found common purpose around a common theme: community. As such, many of the 16 academic projects and 84 public library capital efforts find themselves at the center of their respective neighborhoods. Whether large or small, on an expansive budget or a shoestring, these facilities strengthen ties among their constituencies and between learning and entertainment.

Year in Architecture 2014: Missions Possible

Discover the Hicks Undergraduate Library, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; the Pierce College Library Learning Crossroads Building, Los Angeles Community College District, Woodland Hills, CA; the John T. Richardson Library and Information Commons at DePaul University, Chicago; and MacOdrum Library, Carleton University, Ontario.

Year in Architecture 2014: Above and Beyond

See the Jerry Falwell Library at Liberty University, Lynchburg. VA; the John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence; The Dr. Peter W. Addiego Health Sciences Library, Nassau University, East Meadow, NY; the Tidewater Community College/City of Virginia Beach Joint-Use Library; the Truax Campus Library, Madison College, WI; and the new Oxnard College Library Learning Resource Center, CA.

Year in Architecture 2014: Elegant Eclecticism

View the Carbondale Branch Library, CO, part of Garfield County Libraries; the Lodi Branch of the Medina County Public Library, OH; the new Westwood Public Library, MA; the Boyden Library, Foxborough, MA; the Prairie West Branch Library, the newest member of the Siouxland Libraries, Sioux Falls, SD; the Back of the Yards Branch of the Chicago Public Library; and the North Beach Branch, San Francisco Public Library.