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
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