May 25, 2018

Uncommon Common Spaces | Year in Architecture 2017

Established in 1974 and in its current Town Center location since 1995, the Cozby Library
and Community Commons, Coppell, TX, gained a 4,270 square foot addition, the renovation of
the existing 28,000 square feet, extra parking, and reconfiguration of the entrance and exits. It also houses a business center, additional study rooms and meeting spaces, and a drive-through book return. CREDITS: Hidell and Associates Architects, architect; Patrick Coulie, photo.


Representing the largest construction effort since the school was founded in 1925, the $117 million Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons, Salisbury University, MD, consolidates academic support programs with a state-of-the-art library, classrooms, a café, and the Nabb Research Center. CREDITS: Sasaki Associates, Ayers Saint Gross, architects; ©Jeremy Bittermann, photo.


The new Havre de Grace Branch of the Harford County Public Library, MD, encompasses 21,000 square feet in this coastline city. Among the amenities is the second-floor Business Center with state-of-the-art technology in a glass-walled space. CREDITS: Manns Woodward Studios, architects; Robert Creamer, photo.


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