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Stanley A. Milner Library exterior

Photos: Latreille Architectural Photography, Andrew Latreille

April 08, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Teeple Architects designed the project.

March 25, 2021 | Marcene Kinney, AIA, LEED AP

Academic libraries and librarians have been reinventing themselves to unlock the secret playboo...

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The Grand, a mixed-use project in Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles has $3 billion in new construction projects under development, including The Grand, a mixed-used 1.2-million-sf public-private partnership that Related Cos. is developing, according to a new report from the Downtown Center Business Improvement District.  However, JLL's latest Construction Forecast predicts a slow recovery in construction spending nationwide. Image: Related Companies

February 24, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Predicts second-half improvement toward normalization next year.

Download a PDF of all 2020 Giants 400 Rankings from Building Design+Construction magazine

Pictured: Arlington (Va.) Public Schools Heights Building Photo by Jim Tetro, courtesy Gilbane


December 16, 2020 | BD+C EDITORS

This 70-page PDF features AEC firm rankings across 51 building sectors, disciplines, and specia...

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2020 Cultural Facilities Giants: Top architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the U.S. cultural facilities sector

Photo courtesy Pixabay


December 03, 2020 | BD+C STAFF

AECOM, Arup, and Populous head BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest cultural facilities sect...

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Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library entrance

All images courtesy Adjaye Associates

November 30, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is located in Johannesburg.

Courtesy Pixabay

October 22, 2020 | Jane Dedering, Vice President and Senior Designer, HGA

In the following, HGA Vice President and Senior Designer Jane Dedering discusses her passion fo...

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Pierre Bottero media library exterior

All photos: Dominique Coulon & Associés

October 21, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is located in Pélissanne.

The Providence Public Library is now sporting a revamped wing, auditorium, and special collections area that encompasses tens of thousands of books, manuscripts, photos, and other artifacts. Photos: Anton Grassl

September 25, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The $29 million project adds light and collaborative space to a 67-year-old wing.

Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library at night

All renderings courtesy Snøhetta

September 22, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is located in Medora, N.D.

2019 AIA/ALA Library Building Award Recipient Louisville Free Public Library South Central Regional Library. Photo: Brandon Stengel

September 18, 2020 | AIA

2020 AIA/ALA Library Building Award recipients must demonstrate design achievement, including a...

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September 15, 2020 | Anne Chen, AIA, LEED AP & Marcene Kinney, AIA, LEED AP

The world of information and student populations are constantly evolving. Academic libraries ca...

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2020 GIANTS 400 REPORT landing page Washington College_Semans Griswold Environmental Hall, Ayers Saint Gross

Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall, designed by Ayers Saint Gross, is home to Washington College’s Center for Environment and Society and commands a picturesque site on the Chester River. The river is a living laboratory that provides students with an immersive experience in support of the building’s programs in environmental science and sustainability. Photo courtesy Ayers Saint Gross


August 28, 2020 | BD+C Editors

The 2020 Giants 400 Report features more than 130 rankings across 25 building sectors and speci...

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May 12, 2020 | Amanda Markovic, AIA & Zachary Zettler, AIA, LEED AP

As architects, it has been especially interesting to see how public libraries have deployed the...

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OPL LAC aerial at night

All renderings courtesy Diamond Schmitt Architects

February 04, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Diamond Schmitt Architects is designing the project.


Aerial view of new Main Library

All renderings courtesy Snøhetta/Clark Nexsen

November 18, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The library is located at the center of the rapidly changing North Tryon corridor.

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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