2019 Cultural Facilities Giants Report Macalester_University

Macalester College’s new Theater, Dance, and Classroom building in St. Paul, Minn., designed by HGA, includes a flexible performance space that allows for different seating and performance configurations. Photo: Courtesy HGA


October 03, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor 

The future of libraries is less about being quiet and more about hands-on learning and face-to-fa...

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Charles Library Exterior main entrance

All photos courtesy Stantec

October 02, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project was designed by Stantec and Snøhetta.

hunters point library at day

© Paul Warchol

September 26, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Steven Holl Architects designed the building.

Enoch Pratt Free Library exterior

All photos: Joseph Romeo Photography

September 18, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Beyer Blinder Belle led the project.

Photo: MSR Design

April 04, 2019 | AIA

The AIA/ALA Library Building Award is the only award that recognizes entire library structures an...

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Sunset Park Library and residences

Courtesy Magnusson Architecture and Planning

February 19, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Magnusson Architecture and Planning is designing the facility.

San Diego's newest library branch provides a larger state-of-the-art resource for a growing uptown community. Image: Brady Architectural Photography

February 10, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

It features larger gathering spaces and more technology than its predecessor.

The main reading room in the Chicago Public Library's new West Loop branch. Image: Tom Harris

January 18, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its exterior design reflects the neighborhood’s industrial history, while its interior fosters co...

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Turanga library

Photo: Adam Mørk

October 16, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Less than a decade ago, the city was devastated by four major earthquakes.

New library offers a one-stop shop for what society is craving: hands-on learning

Photo: Howard County Library System/Geoffrey S. Baker

June 01, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Beyond lending books and DVDs, the Elkridge (Md.) branch library loans household tools like ladde...

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May 24, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), embassy design... read more

Photo: Aero Icarus, Wikimedia Commons

January 29, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The plane was removed from its cliffside perch five days after the incident.

Hedrick Hall East Lounge

Photo Credit: John Ellis

December 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Johnson Favaro designed the space.

Aerial view of a city street
October 11, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Left out of this ongoing national debate over infrastructure are the nation’s other publ...

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The green roof at the Windsor Terrace Library

Courtesy of Brooklyn Public Library

September 12, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The roof was funded through a process that allows local residents to decide how City capital doll...

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Rendering of the Riverside Library

Rendering courtesy of Johnson Favaro

September 01, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The choice comes after a 12-year planning process and a yearlong selection process.

The plinth-like extension and renovated library building

Photo: © Dennis Gilbert.

August 30, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The original building was updated and given a new extension and landscaping.

A rendering of the northeast corner of the new Donald Dungan Library

Rendering courtesy of Johnson Favaro

August 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project includes a new library, the renovation of the existing library, and the redevelopment...

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San Diego's newest library branch is being built on the site of the old International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers building on West Washington Street. It should be completed by October 2018. Image: Courtesy of C.W. Driver Companies 

August 17, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The long-delayed project reflects community design input.

The exterior of Johnson Building, one of two buildings that comprise the Boston Public Library, whose $78 million renovation breathed new life into the landmark facility. Image: Bruce T. Martin Photography

May 31, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Visitors are flocking to its brighter, connected halls, which now include retail and digital comp...

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LaGuardia Community College in Queens, N.Y., has added 21,000 sf to its campus's library space, which includes a 74% increase in its seating capacity. Image: Ola Photography. 

May 16, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Wired seating and group work areas abound.   

Image courtesy of the Obama Foundation

May 04, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The design comprises three buildings set in the public space of Jackson Park on Chicago’s South S...

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Photo: Chris Cunningham Photography

April 07, 2017 | AIA and BD+C Staff

Columbus Metropolitan Library, National Library of Latvia, and Varina Area Library were all honor...

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Rendering courtesy of Mecanoo.

February 22, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Great Halls, an auditorium, a fabrication lab, and a roof garden will all be added to the Ludwig...

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Rendering courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

January 09, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 110,000-sm library will be built in Pudong District and sit next to Century Park, Shanghai’s...

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. Photo: Public.Resource.Org/Creative Commons.

June 30, 2016 | BD+C Editors

With experience designing cultural and academic facilities, Williams and Tsien got the nod over o...

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Vertical fins provide essential shading for the pebble-shaped library, which is wrapped in glass curtain wall to maximize views and natural light. Photo: Jon Miller, Hedrich Blessing. Click here to enlarge.

May 19, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The 16,000-sf, pebble-shaped Chinatown Branch Library was built at the intersection of new and ol...

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New renderings released for Herzog & de Meuron’s National Library of Israel

Renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron (via Dezeen). Click here for larger view.

April 21, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The library is based around the light well in the center of a concave roof, a feature that will i...

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AIA announces 2016 Library Building Awards winners

Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch. Photo: © Hedrich Blessing/SOM

April 18, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Snøhetta’s Ryerson University student center and the Billings (Mont.) Public Library by Will Brud...

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Snøhetta designs research library at Temple University

New library at Temple University. Renderings courtesy Snøhetta (via Dezeen)

January 26, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The firm emphasized collaborative spaces, but the library will have room for plenty of books as w...

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