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American Library Building – Latest Designs

Contemporary London Architectural Projects, chronological:

Jun 23, 2018
South Central Regional – Louisville Free Public Library Building, Jefferson Boulevard, Louisville, KY
Design: JRA Architects
South Central Regional Library Louisville building
photographers : Brandon Stengel, Farm Kid Studios

American Library Building : latest design added
The facility provides 100,000 nearby residents with an accessible, inviting, and healthy place to access, enjoy, and participate in information sharing.

May 23, 2018
Los Gatos Library Building, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County, California
Architecture: Noll & Tam
Los Gatos Library California
photo : David Wakely Photography

Los Gatos Library, California
Nestled at the foot of a wooded hillside, the new Los Gatos Public Library is a key element within a master plan that strengthens the connection between the town’s civic center and historic Pageant Park.

Nov 15, 2017
Winter Park Public Library and Events Center, Florida
Design: Adjaye Associates
Winter Park Public Library and Events Center
image : Adjaye Associates

Winter Park Public Library and Events Center in Florida
This $30 m architectural project consolidates and replaces the existing library and civic center buildings and will be located on the northwest corner of a reinvigorated Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

Jan 26, 2016
Temple University Library, North Broad Street, North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Design: Snøhetta
Temple University Library
image from architecture firm

Temple University Library in Philadelphia
This new US building will provide a new social and academic heart for the campus of 37,800 students.

Jun 19, 2014
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale, Connecticut
Design: Gordon Bunshaft ; Redesign: HBRA Architects
Beinecke Library Renovation 1
image from architecture firm

Beinecke Library Building Renovation
Following commencement ceremonies in May 2015, the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library will close its iconic building for 16 months to undergo a major renovation that will replace its climate-control systems and double its classroom space.

Apr 6, 2014
James B. Hunt Jr. Library, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
Design: Snøhetta
James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University
photograph : Jeff Goldberg/Esto

Hunt Library – North Carolina Building
In July 2013, the new James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University, designed by Snøhetta in collaboration with local architect Clark Nexsen (formerly PBC+L), received the 2013 Library Building Award from the American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association in recognition of design excellence.

Jan 3, 2014
This American building by the celebrated Norwegian architects is one of e-architect’s picks from Buildings of 2013 : Architecture of the Year
Jul 24, 2013
James B. Hunt Jr. Library, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
Design: Snøhetta
Hunt Library North Carolina
photo : Jeff Goldberg/Esto

James B. Hunt Jr. Library – NCSU
In July 2013, the new James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University, designed by Snøhetta in collaboration with local architect Clark Nexsen (formerly PBC+L), received the 2013 Library Building Award from the American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association in recognition of design excellence.

Sunrise Mountain Library, Arizona
Design: richärd+bauer
American Library Building
image : Bill Timmerman

Sunrise Mountain Library Building
A replacement for a joint use, public library in a high school that had been in existence for over ten years, the new Sunrise Mountain Library is a modern full-service regional library with a 100,000-piece collection. The facility utilizes RFID and self-service technology. Library includes adult, teen and youth reading spaces, common areas and multi-use facilities.

John Spoor Broome Library, Camarillo, Ventura County, California, USA
Design: Foster & Partners with Gruen Associates
John Spoor Broome Library
photo : Tim Griffith

John Spoor Broome Library
The Channel Islands California State University in Camarillo opened its 23rd campus in 2002. The social and academic heart of the complex is the John Spoor Broome Library which was planned by Foster & Partners Architects and completed in 2008. The architects’ office had been part of the master plan set up for the university complex as early as 1999. The complex is located on the premises of a former psychiatric clinic. One of the main tasks of the design was to create a connection between the buildings existing from the 1930s and 1950s and the required new buildings. The library plays a central roll here. The constructor wanted a light, open building with an atmosphere conductive to studying.

US Library Buildings – Selection

US Library Building Designs, alphabetical:

Arabian Library, Scottsdale, Arizona
richärd+bauer
Arabian Library Building
image : Bill Timmerman

Centennial Hills Library, Las Vegas, Nevada
URS Corporation
Las Vegas Library Building
image from BRA

Cesar Chavez Library, Phoenix, Arizona
Line and Space with Richard+Bauer
Cesar Chavez Library Building
image : Bill Timmerman

Hockessin Public Library, Delaware
ikon.5 architects
Hockessin Public Library Delaware
photo © James D’Addio

Kirkwood Public Library, Delaware
ikon.5 architects
Delaware Library Building
photo © James D’Addio

Seattle Public Library, Washington
OMA
Seattle Public Library
photo : Philippe Ruault

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US Libraries – No Images

Key American Library Buildings, no images:

Beinecke Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
1963
Skidmore Owings Merrill Architects

Central Library – Renovation & expansion, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Moshe Safdie Architects

Community Centre & Library, Maryvale, Phoenix, Arizona
2006
Gould Evans Wendell Burnette

Des Moines Public Library, Des Moines, Iowa
2007
David Chipperfield Architects

Exeter Library, Exeter, New Hampshire
1972
Louis Kahn
Exeter Library building

Giesel Library Extension, University of California, Los Angeles, California

Gunnar Birkerts with Carrier Johnson

Irvine Science Library, University of California, Irvine, Los Angeles, California

James Stirling Michael Wilford and Associates Ltd with IBI Group

Marriott Library – Underground Extension, University of Utah, Michigan

Gunnar Birkerts with Carrier Johnson

Mathematics Tower / Science & Engineering Library, Columbus, Ohio
1992
Philip Johnson/John Burgee with Collins, Reimer & Gordon Architects

Milford Library, Pike County, Pennsylvania
2007-
Frederic Schwartz, Architect

The Morgan Library, New York City
2006-
Renzo Piano Architects

Mount Angel Abbey Library, St Benedict (Mount Angel), Oregon
1970
Alvar Aalto

Salt Lake City Main Public Library, Utah

Moshe Safdie Architects

Schlesinger Library – Renovation, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
2004
Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates

Southeast Library, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1964
Ralph Rapson

Visual & Performance Art Library, Brooklyn, New York City

Taller de Enrique Norten Arquitectos




Library Building Designs – Selection

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt
Snohetta Architecture
Alexandria Library Building
photo from Snøhetta Architects

Alexandria Library

Birmingham Library : Architecture Competition, England
Mecanoo Architecten
Birmingham Library Building
image Courtesy of Birmingham City Council © Hayes Davidson

Birmingham Library building

Seville University Library

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