March 16, 2018

Year in Architecture 2016: Ambiance and Academics


The Digital Scholarship Laboratory, Evans Library, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, offers collaborative study spaces, a teleconferencing system, and a tele-presence robot and features commissioned artwork, bright colors, and unique furnishings. CREDITS: Florida Institute of Technology, architect; Dominic Agostini, photo.


The renovation of the Mendel Gottesman Library, Yeshiva University, New York, transformed a 1968 Brutalist building by adding north- and east-facing curtain walls for natural light, installing Brian Kane’s Swoop lounge furniture, and replacing brick parapets with iron rails. CREDITS: ROART, architect; David Khabinsky, photo.


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