The Year in Architecture 2019

From open outdoor areas to fantastic and functional fixtures, sustainable systems to to study spaces, LJ's 2019 Year in Architecture roundup celebrates the best new construction and renovation in public and academic libraries across the country.



Where function meets fabulous:
87 projects innovate and inspire

Click here for the full list of architects who worked on this year’s profiled public and academic library new construction, renovation, and expansion projects


Top photos (clockwise from top l.): Galaxie Library, Dakota County Library, NM, photo ©Ed Wonsek ArtWorks Inc.; Half Moon Bay Library, CA,
photo by Anthony Lindsey Photography; Northtown Branch, Chicago Public Library, photo by James Steinkamp; Brambleton Library, Loudon County, VA,
photo ©Paul Rivera; K.O. Mission Branch Library, City of Santa Clara Library System, CA, photo by Ethan Kaplan Photography


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