Academic Library Data | Year in Architecture 2017

The data for academic new buildings and renovations featured in LJ's Year in Architecture 2017.
For the Year in Architecture 2017, Library Journal solicited information from academic libraries nationwide that had undergone new builds and renovation/addition projects completed between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017. The tables below comprise complete financial and construction statistics for the 12 academic library buildings submitted.

Academic New Buildings & Renovations

TYPE: N = New Building; R = Renovation
Institution Type Project Cost Gross Sq. Ft. Sq. Ft. Cost Constr. Cost Furn./Equip. Cost Book Capacity Seating Capacity Architect
Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons, Salisbury University, MD N $117,000,000 221,000 $436.19 $96,400,000 $n/a 630,000 2,435 Sasaki Associates; Ayers Saint Gross
Riddell Library and Learning Centre, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alta. N 100,400,000 240,050 293 70,600,000 29,800,000 n/a 1,500 Dialog
Library of Engineering and Science, Wilmeth Active Learning Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN N 62,500,000 164,082 271.21 44,500,000 4,800,000 30,000 3,165 BSA LifeStructures
Arnold R. Goldstein Library, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL N 21,555,935 46,178 335.92 15,511,292 1,952,742 110,000 510 Shepley Bulfinch; Sweet Sparkman Architects
Banwart Library, Illinois Central College, Peoria N 13,076,000 37,050 309 11,448,270 87,250 8,000 94 BLDD Architects
Heaton Family Learning Commons, Butler County Community College, PA R $6,449,325 24,000 $246.29 $5,911,066 $538,259 42,000 298 Renaissance 3 Architects; HBM Architects
Harrell Health Sciences Library: Research & Learning Commons, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, Hershey R 3,989,226 17,044 134 2,283,535 395,067 15,500 288 HBM Architects, LLC
University of Oklahoma Libraries, Norman R 3,800,000 35,350 67.89 2,400,000 1,400,000 550,000 204 REES Architects
Sorrells Engineering and Science Library, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh R 1,500,000 16,200 59.15 958,300 300,000 19,000 340 GBBN Architects
Mendel Gottesman Library, Yeshiva University, New York R 1,457,985 17,700 64.13 1,135,220 117,300 83,500 206 ROART
Irwin Library, Butler University, Indianapolis R n/a n/a n/a n/a 54,000 n/a 42 Kimberly Bolan & Associates
Cabot Science Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA R n/a 19,500 n/a n/a n/a n/a 342 Mack Scogin Merrill Elam

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