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
This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...read more
Barack and Michelle Obama look at Chicago's skyline. Photo: Pete Souza/Wikimedia Commons
Both national and foreign firms will compete for chance to design the Chicago-based Presidential...read more
Maori cultural symbols are referenced throughout the library’s design. Renderings courtesy Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
The Danish firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects won the competition to design the New Central Li...read more
"While not final, these renderings demonstrate the amazing possibilities as we work to transform this historic building into a center for learning, innovation and engagement for the District," the library said in a statement. Renderings courtesy Mecanoo and Martinez + Johnson Architecture
The architects say the modernization aims to improve “Mies in a...read more
Mission Branch Library, San Antonio, designed by Muñoz and Company. Photo: Chris Cooper/Luis M. Garza
The new Cedar Rapids Public Library and the restored Slover Library in Norfolk, Va., are among si...read more
The 32,000 square feet of panels were installed in a six-week period.
Architects help Nashville government transform a struggling mall into a new community space.
The Vanderbilt Medical Center at One Hundred Oaks Mall transformed a former 1960s-era indoor shopping mall in Nashville, Tenn., into a mixed-use medical office center for Vanderbilt University. Photo courtesy Vanderbilt University
Approximately one-third of the country’s 1,200 enclosed malls are dead or dying. The good news is...read more
Construction consultant FMI foresees—with some caveats—continuing growth in the office, lodging,...read more
The 40,000-sf library is equipped with four “cones of light,” spherical reflectors made from extr...read more
Providing more comfortable conditions to building occupants has become a top priority in today’s...read more
The library’s new home will be a completely new building in Jerusalem, and will combine the funct...read more
Public libraries will avoid being relegated to the scrap heap of history in a digital age as long...read more
The white paper includes a list of 193 flame retardants, including 29 discovered in building and...read more
The impetus behind Harvard's Center for Green Buildings and Cities is what the design school’s de...read more
This year marks the fifth anniversary of the American Institute of Architects’ effort to have arc...read more
A new study by Navigant Research projects that public- and private-sector efforts to lower the ca...read more
The competition-winning New Central Library is now in the final design stages, after two years of...read more
On the heels of recording its strongest pace of growth since 2007, there continues to be an incre...read more
From metal mesh panels to concealed-suspension ceilings, here's our roundup of the latest acousti...read more