Illuminations | Year in Architecture 2018

Check out Central Library of the Austin Public Library, TX, and the Learning Resource Center, Suffolk Community College, Brentwood, NY


1. Serving as the main branch and system headquarters, the Central Library of the Austin Public Library, TX, features a grand, light-filled reading room among the amenities in this $127.2 million, 213,000-plus square foot edifice.

CREDITS: Lake l Flato and Shepley Bulfinch Architects, architects; Patrick Y. Wong, photo.

 

2. A “lantern of learning” is how the Learning Resource Center, Suffolk Community College, Brentwood, NY, has been described. It lights up the interior during the day and serves as a nighttime beacon across the campus. A portion of the second floor takes in a green roof garden reading and study space.

CREDITS: ikon.5 architects, architect; Jeffrey Totaro, photo.

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