Welcoming Artists, AV Users, & Adults | Year in Architecture 2018

The South Central Regional Library, Louisville, KY, is LEED Gold certified; the Advanced Learning Library branch of the Wichita Public Library, KS, has an outdoor reading terrace; at the core of the $2.6 million remodel of the White Plains Public Library, is The Hub

1. The South Central Regional Library, part of the Louisville Free Public Library, KY, is Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified and offers natural light and views of its woodland setting. Its artist in residence COLLIDER space will feature encounters with a variety of artists on a rotating basis. 

CREDITS: JRA Architects, MSR Design, architects; MSR/Brandon Stengel, photo.

 

2. Enveloping 105,200 square feet, the Advanced Learning Library branch of the Wichita Public Library (WPL), KS, is the largest member of the WPL system and has an outdoor reading terrace, an AV studio, multiple collaboration spaces, dedicated youth sections, and charging areas throughout.

CREDITS: GLMV Architecture, architect; Craig Hacker Photography, photo.

 

3.At the core of the $2.6 million remodel of the White Plains Public Library, NY, is The Hub, a “library for adults.” It provides tech assistance, classrooms, local history and exhibit space, 3-D printers, and the Everyday Healthy Café, which is also available for programs and events.

CREDITS: Bermello Ajamil & Partners Architects, James R. Keller, architect; Jeffrey Totaro, photo.

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