April 19, 2018

Year in Architecture 2016: Academic Library Data


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.

Academic New Buildings, Additions, & Renovations

NLL Library Journal 2016 Academic New Landmark Library Winner
TYPE: N = New Building; A = Addition; R = Renovation; A&R = Addition & Renovation

Institution Type Status Project
Sq. Ft.
Sq. Ft.
Bibliothèque Desjardins, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Drummondville N $24,000,000 80,730 $185.80 $15,000,000 $180,000 10,000 200 Daoust Lestage Inc.
Fenwick Library, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA A n/a 157,359 268.81 42,300,000 n/a n/a n/a Shepley Bulfinch; Lukmire Partnership
De Anza College Library, Cupertino, CA R 12,200,000 43,527 206.52 8,989,295 n/a n/a n/a Noll & Tam Architects
Mendel Gottesman Library, Yeshiva University, New York R 6,000,000 58,000 86.21 5,000,000 $1,000,000 400,000 425 ROART
Sidney E. Frank Digital Studio, Rockefeller Library, Brown University, Providence R 2,500,000 3,660 511.47 1,872,000 625,000 n/a 96 Höweler & Yoon Architecture
Faculty Research  Commons,
D.H. Hill Library, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh
R 774,347 4,430 98.68 437,150 251,115 n/a 106 RND Architects
Adobe Digital Studio, R.M. Cooper Library, Clemson University, SC R 525,000 3,750 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a McMillan Pazdan Smith
Digital Scholarship Laboratory, Evans Library, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne R 459,663 4,427 36.41 161,171 298,493 n/a 60 Florida Institute of Technology
Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME R 247,633 2,400 n/a n/a 35,187 6,800 50 Bowdoin Coll. Facilities Mgt.
Information Commons, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM) R 217,610 1,300 97.47 126,710 90,900 n/a 80 Harvard Jolly Architecture; Willis A. Smith Construction
NLL James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond A&R Total 51,000,000 156,097 205.00 32,000,000 4,897,000 n/a 1,500 Shepley Bulfinch; Moseley Architects
A&R New n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
A&R Renovated n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mary Couts Burnett Library, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth A&R Total 35,520,000 78,671 305.7 24,050,323 1,752,000 51,285 1,092 Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford; CannonDesign
A&R New 8,880,000 26,223 305.71 8,016,774 584,000 1,301 458
A&R Renovated 26,640,000 52,448 305.7 16,033,549 1,168,000 49,984 634
NLL Charles E. Shain Library, Connecticut College, London A&R Total 9,839,200 71,968 136.72 6,429,000 n/a n/a 857 Schwartz/Silver Architects
A&R New n/a 1,328 460 610,880 n/a n/a 40
A&R Renovated n/a 70,640 82.36 5,818,120 n/a 861,000 817


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