Year in Architecture 2016: High, Wide, and Handsome

Featured: the Hewitt Public Library, TX; Dayton Metro Library Operations Center; and Oregon Branch Library, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.
ljx161102webarchgallery8a Aside from checking out materials at the expansive new Hewitt Public Library, TX, patrons can view museum-quality artwork, use state-of-the-art technology, and gather for lively discussions at the library’s coffee bar. Raised ceilings and massive windows create an airy, open atmosphere. CREDITS: RBDR, architect; Aaron Jetelina, photo ljx161102webarchgallery8c The Dayton Metro Library Operations Center reactivates an abandoned 1883-built brewery–turned–music store to house all administration and back-end functions. CREDITS: Group 4 Architecture, Research + Planning, w/Levin Porter, architect and photo ljx161102webarchgallery8b The Oregon Branch Library, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, grew by 3,500 square feet in this project that took down walls and expanded sight lines. Red highlights acknowledge the original brick and the branded service points throughout. CREDITS: HBM Architects, architects; Tonda McKay, photo RETURN TO MAIN ARTICLE

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