April 24, 2018

Year in Architecture 2015: Vaulted Learning Environments

ljx151102webArchG2AThe new Syracuse University School of Law Library, NY, is open 24-7 to students and faculty. Its wood-paneled Reading Room gets light from two sides owing to a sky-lit central atrium. CREDITS: Gluckman Tang Architects, architects; Revette Studio, photo.
ljx151102webArchG2BThe Douglas L. Jamerson Jr. Midtown Center, St. Petersburg College, FL, speaks to a rich local history in an area called “The Deuces,” while providing the means for a rich educational experience in the 21st century. CREDITS: Harvard Jolly Architecture, architect; Mike Rixon Photography, photo.
ljx151102webArchG2CVaughn College Aeronautical Academic Library, Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology, Flushing, NY, added a reading/study room behind a staircase, while sound insulation was paramount owing to the school’s proximity to LaGuardia Airport. CREDITS: John Ciardullo Associates and Ensign Engineering, architect; Tom Sibley/Wilk Marketing Communications, photo.
ljx151102webArchG2DLocated in the campus center, the Southern New Hampshire University Library Learning Commons offers a state-of-the-art facility, with a double-height café and lounge and a media production suite. CREDITS: Perry Dean Rogers l Partners Architects, architect; Chuck Choi, photo.
ljx151102webArchG2EThe Thomas D. Greenley Library Information Commons, Farmingdale State College, NY, promotes collaboration with options for group study and team learning. CREDITS: Beatty Harvey Coco Architects, architect; Emily Andrews, photo.


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