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
The future of libraries is less about being quiet and more about hands-on learning and face-to-fa...read more
All photos courtesy Stantec
The project was designed by Stantec and Snøhetta.
© Paul Warchol
Steven Holl Architects designed the building.
All photos: Joseph Romeo Photography
Beyer Blinder Belle led the project.
Photo: MSR Design
The AIA/ALA Library Building Award is the only award that recognizes entire library structures an...read more
Courtesy Magnusson Architecture and Planning
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
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
Its exterior design reflects the neighborhood’s industrial history, while its interior fosters co...read more
Photo: Adam Mørk
Less than a decade ago, the city was devastated by four major earthquakes.
Photo: Howard County Library System/Geoffrey S. Baker
Beyond lending books and DVDs, the Elkridge (Md.) branch library loans household tools like ladde...read more
Photo: Aero Icarus, Wikimedia Commons
The plane was removed from its cliffside perch five days after the incident.
Photo Credit: John Ellis
Johnson Favaro designed the space.
Left out of this ongoing national debate over infrastructure are the nation’s other publ...read more
Courtesy of Brooklyn Public Library
The roof was funded through a process that allows local residents to decide how City capital doll...read more
Rendering courtesy of Johnson Favaro
The choice comes after a 12-year planning process and a yearlong selection process.
Photo: © Dennis Gilbert.
The original building was updated and given a new extension and landscaping.
Rendering courtesy of Johnson Favaro
The project includes a new library, the renovation of the existing library, and the redevelopment...read more
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
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
Visitors are flocking to its brighter, connected halls, which now include retail and digital comp...read more
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.
Wired seating and group work areas abound.
Image courtesy of the Obama Foundation
The design comprises three buildings set in the public space of Jackson Park on Chicago’s South S...read more
Photo: Chris Cunningham Photography
Columbus Metropolitan Library, National Library of Latvia, and Varina Area Library were all honor...read more
Rendering courtesy of Mecanoo.
Great Halls, an auditorium, a fabrication lab, and a roof garden will all be added to the Ludwig...read more
Rendering courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
The 110,000-sm library will be built in Pudong District and sit next to Century Park, Shanghai’s...read more
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. Photo: Public.Resource.Org/Creative Commons.
With experience designing cultural and academic facilities, Williams and Tsien got the nod over o...read more
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.
The 16,000-sf, pebble-shaped Chinatown Branch Library was built at the intersection of new and ol...read more
Renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron (via Dezeen). Click here for larger view.
The library is based around the light well in the center of a concave roof, a feature that will i...read more
Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch. Photo: © Hedrich Blessing/SOM
Snøhetta’s Ryerson University student center and the Billings (Mont.) Public Library by Will Brud...read more
New library at Temple University. Renderings courtesy Snøhetta (via Dezeen)
The firm emphasized collaborative spaces, but the library will have room for plenty of books as w...read more