March 22, 2018

Terraces & Shores: Expanded Views | Year in Architecture 2017

Come for the books, stay for the views at the Multnomah County Library’s Rockwood Library Makerspace; Boston Public Library’s Jamaica Plain Branch; the Shoreview Library, Ramsey County Library, MN; and the Imperial Beach Library, CA.

Academic Library Data | Year in Architecture 2017

The data for academic new buildings and renovations featured in LJ’s Year in Architecture 2017.

Six-Year Cost Summary, Funding Sources | Year in Architecture 2017

LJ’s Years in Architecture compared: FY12–17 Cost Summaries and Funding Sources

Public Library Data | Year in Architecture 2017

Explore the data on this year’s choices.

List of Architects | Year in Architecture 2017

The architects and designers behind this year’s libraries.

LJ’s Top Trends in Library Architecture | Year in Architecture 2017

As demonstrated in this year’s 82 building projects, completed between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017, academic and public institutions are now regarded as places of community, of gathering, and of collaboration, even as reading remains in play. From Long Beach’s Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library to Harvard University’s Cabot Science Library, LJ explores some of the top trends in library architecture this year.

Restoring & Reimagining | Year in Architecture 2017

Model remodels at the Colchester–East Hants Public Library, Truro, NS; the Library! at Bown Crossing, Boise, ID; and the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Northern Lights Branch.

NYPL Unveils Plans for Schwarzman Building

At a November 15 board of trustees meeting, New York Public Library (NYPL) administration unveiled the master plan for renovations to its main branch, the Steven A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan. The work is part of NYPL’s Midtown Campus renovation, which includes the gut renovation of the Mid-Manhattan Library across Fifth Avenue, currently in progress.

Branching Out | Library Design

A compilation of recent building projects and plans for more as they were presented in the Library Hotline newsletter, from May 1 through August 7, 2017

Branching Out, August 2017

Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, MD, welcomes renovated Bowie Branch; ten Kentucky libraries awarded $20 million in construction funds; Chicago’s Newberry Library to get an $11 million renovation; and more new construction and renovation news from the August 1, 2017 issue of Library Journal.