Public Libraries Data | Year in Architecture 2019

Explore the data on this year's choices.

For the Year in Architecture 2019, Library Journal solicited information from public libraries nationwide that had undergone new builds and renovation/addition projects completed between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. 

NEW BUILDINGS

Community Pop
in K
Code Project
Cost
Const.
Cost
Gross
Sq. Ft.
Sq. Ft.
Cost
Equip.
Cost
Architect
CALIFORNIA
Borrego Springs 5 B $13,410,000 $10,500,000 14,100 $744.68 $750,000 Roesling
Nakamura
Terada Architects
Half Moon Bay 28 B $25,000,000 $19,000,000 22,000 $863.64 $1,000,000

Noll & Tam
Architects

Los Angeles 827 B $8,323,000 $6,485,000 7,797 $831.73 $617,000 Withee Malcolm
Architects
COLORADO
Edgewater 6 B $2,423,728 $1,546,497 10,000 $154.65 $654,568 RATIO | HPA
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Cleveland Park 63 B $19,100,000 n/a 28,850 n/a $260,000 Perkins
Eastman DC
FLORIDA
Tampa 45 M $7,072,161 $5,681,000 24,000 $236.71 $800,000 FleischmanGarcia
Architecture
GEORGIA
Valdosta 115 MS $6,393,165 $3,449,168 36,128 $95.47 $651,818 BFB Gladwin
Architects
ILLINOIS
Chicago 48 O $10,994,355 $9,036,304 16,300

$554.37

$75,000 Perkins + Will
Chicago 93 O $9,349,026 $7,301,952 12,800 $570.47 $117,930 John Ronan
Architects
Chicago 43 O $7,216,018 $5,619,983 15,700 $357.96 $242,995 Skidmore, Owings
and Merrill
INDIANA
IndianaPolis 61 B $7,235,981 $5,683,570 20,050 $283.47 $377,898 krM Architecture
New Palestine 59 B $5,700,000 $4,000,000 15,000 $266.67 $300,000 krM Architecture

KANSAS

Lenexa 44 B $21,150,000 $16,950,000 39,000 $434.62 $1,750,000 Holzman
Moss Bottino
Architecture; Hollis
+ Miller Architects

KENTUCKY

Hebron 130 B $13,612,356 $8,127,000 26,000 $312.58 $1,345,045 Brandstetter
Carroll, Inc.
LOUISIANA
New Orleans 11 B $4,512,812 $3,756,157 7,800 $481.56 $756,655 Manning
Architects
MISSOURI
St. Louis 26 B $11,325,748 $6,500,000 21,000 $309.52 $290,000 Bond Architects;
Mackey Mitchell
Associates
St. Louis 50 B $6,412,785 $5,500,000 21,685 $257.43 $310,000 Bond Architects;
Mackey Mitchell
Associates
NEBRASKA
Ravenna 1 M $1,400,000 $1,281,700 7,000 $183.10 $29,700 Miller & Associates
NORTH CAROLINA
Wilmington 110 B $6,667,000 $5,705,755 19,500 $292.60 $420,055 Vines Architecture
OHIO
Columbus 18 B $9,323,433 $6,574,401 18,000 $365.24 $347,700 Moody Nolan
Dayton 30 B $8,022,386 $6,079,496 21,031 $289.07 $641,369 Ruetchle
Architects
Dublin 66 B $21,100,000 $14,949,731 41,000 $364.63 $784,269 NBBJ
Toledo 13 B $10,802,711 $8,946,266 18,953 $472.02 $389,760 Bostwick Design
Partnership;
Buehrer Group
Architecture and
Engineering, Inc.
OKLAHOMA                
Norman 53 B $6,032,204 $4,457,171 12,000 $371.43 $920,910 MSR Design:
The McKinney
Partnership
Architects
TENNESSEE                
Murfreesboro 289 B $2,200,000 $1,768,236 5,950 $297.18 $412,296 Johnson + Bailey
TEXAS                
Houston 39 BS $8,303,675 $5,962,790 23,779 $250.76 $902,998 AUTOARCH
Architects
VIRGINIA                
Brambleton 400 B $9,300,000 $4,200,000 40,629 $103.37 $4,000,000 HGA
CANADA                
Calgary 1,200 M $176,250,000 n/a 240,000 n/a n/a

Snøhetta; DIALOG

Winnipeg 44 M $6,515,000 $5,218,133 13,500 $386.53 $277,480 Cibinel
Architecture
Symbol Code: B—Branch Library; BS—Branch & System Headquarters; M—Main Library; MS—Main & System Headquarters; S—System Headquarters; O—Combined Use Space; n/a—not available

ADDITIONS & RENOVATIONS

Community Pop in K Code Project Cost Const. Cost Gross Sq. Ft. Sq. Ft. Cost Equip. Cost Architect
ALABAMA
Pinson 7 M $1,831,230 $1,380,000 8,686 $158.88 $185,000 Hendon
Huckestein
Architects
ARIZONA
Tucson 30 B $3,400,000 $2,550,000 8,000 $318.75 $200,000 Line and Space
CALIFORNIA
Santa Clara 28 B $4,998,608 $4,259,000 8,400 $507.02 $190,608 Noll & Tam
Architects
CONNECTICUT
Westport 28 M $21,000,000 $16,500,000 50,000 $330.00 $1,500,000 HMA2 Architects
FLORIDA
Sanibel 7 M $5,980,492 $4,489,718 30,000 $149.66 $520,000 HBM Architects
GEORGIA
Bogart 1 B $2,283,722 $1,684,949 9,600 $175.52 $310,162 CAS Architecture
Milledgeville 49 O $1,458,608 $1,350,601 7,328 $184.31 $32,000 Architectural
Collaborative
Moultrie 49 M $2,033,000 $1,172,962 22,000 $53.32 $512,667 McMillan Pazdan
Smith
ILLINOIS
Dolton 23 M $2,195,071 $1,421,188 25,000 $56.85 $508,883 StudioGC
architecture +

interiors
Northbrook 33 M $410,787 $321,092 4,100 $78.32 $57,435 Product
Architecture +
Design
Chicago 43 B $7,358,712 $1,895,137 16,500 $114.86 $200,028 Skidmore,
Owings
and Merrill
Chicago 64 B $11,545,413 $4,695,039 14,382 $326.45 $306,530 bKL Architects
INDIANA
Ellettsville 138 B $2,458,582 $1,956,488 13,678 $143.04 $344,345 Matheu
Architects
IOWA
State Center 2 M $1,434,763 $1,314,697 4,207 $312.50 $14,719 Studio MELEE
Sioux City 83 B $1,554,352 $1,1,52,952 12,150 $94.89 $239,269 FEH Design
KENTUCKY
Lebanon 19 M $3,299,573

$2,597,000

18,800 $138.14 $360,000 Nomi Design
MAINE
Portland 80 B $940,000 $722,000 1,250 $577.60 $136,500 Reed & Co.
Architects
MASSACHUSETTS
Stoughton 28 M $14,000,000 $11,843,603 31,000 $382.05 $323,170 Finegold
Alexander
Architects
MICHIGAN
Marquette 36 M $4,079,596 $3,194,740 63,000 $50.71 $588,550 Integrated
Designs, Inc.
South Lyon 17 M $1,253,000 $961,000 6,055 $158.71 $137,000 Merritt Cieslak
Design
MINNESOTA
Circle Pines 42 B $5,497,122 $4,446,993 14,600 $304.59 $320,129 Leo A Daly
Apple Valley 52 B $4,600,000 $3,245,000 29,745 $109.09 $912,000 BTR
Hastings 27 B $4,030,000 $3,159,000 17,918 $176.30 $406,000 Kodet
Architectural
Group
Fergus Falls 19 M $9,400,000 $6,800,000 26,300 $258.56 $850,000 Bentz Thompson
Rietow
Minnetonka 100 BS $7,600,000 $3,500,000 56,000 $62.50 $889,000 Gensler
MISSOURI
Blue Springs 42 B $2,223,425 $1,687,921 17,896 $94.32 $300,059 Sapp Design
Architects; Helix
Architecture + Design
Manchester 61 B $5,500,576 $4,600,000 26,560 $173.19 $350,000 Bond Architects
NEBRASKA
Grand Island 51 M $1,614,230 $1,180,844 17,150 $68.85 $324,476 The Clark Enersen
Partners
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Keene 23 M $10,500,000 $8,800,000 69,947 $125.81 $250,000

Tappé Architects

Manchester 110 M $288,605 $160,295 2,850 $56.24 $97,186 Stibler Associates
NEW JERSEY
Hoboken 53 M $5,034,897 $3,596,591 21,550 $166.90 $253,919 Dennis Kowal
Architects
Verona 16 M $4,200,000 $2,968,720 15,500 $191.53 $751,080 Solutions
Architecture
NEW YORK
Ovid 7 M $3,038,286 $2,530,764 3,576 $707.71 $93,990 SWBR
OHIO
Wapakoneta 10 M $1,035,000 $800,000 20,000 $40.00 $135,000 Fanning Howey
Cleveland 6 B $4,500,000 $3,807,000 13,450 $283.05 $95,500 HBM Architects
Sylvania 19 B $5,089,520 $4,187,192 21,246 $197.08 $314,858 HBM Architects
PENNSYLVANIA
Pittsburgh 20 M $2,032,600 $1,699,867 5.160 $329.43 $71,531 GBBN Architects
Bala Cynwyd 6 B $2,959,336 $2,206, 13,450 $283.05 $95,500 Vitetta
Carbondale 20 M $37,445 $25,000 3,600 $6.94 $3,445 J.P. Jay Associates
Erie 246 MS $238,070 $172,732 3,600 $47.98 $37,367 Bostwick Design
Partnership
TENNESSEE
Madison 38 B $2,380,000 $1,820,707 20,000 $91.04 $380,000 Gold - Turner 
Group
TEXAS
Missouri City 75 B $7,100,641 $6,027,478 29,467 $204.55 $380,000 Gold - Turner 
Group
Sherman 42  M $2,689,620 $2,195,112 15,934 $137.76 $288,868 Hidell And
Associates
Architects, Inc
WASHINGTON
Kent 75 B $7,100,641 $6,027,478 29,467 $204.55 $380,000 Gold - Turner 
Group
Sherman 42  M $2,689,620 $2,195,112 15,934 $137.76 $288,868 Hidell And
Associates
Architects, Inc
Point Roberts 1 B

$1,182,000

$846,000 2,900 $291.72 $119 King Architecture
WEST VIRGINIA
Bridgeport 8 M $432,236 $393,508 15,000 $26.23 $10,828 Omni Associates
WISCONSIN
Superior 44 B $2,070,000 $1,542,600 33,000 $46.20 $380,000 MSR Design;
LHB Engineers
& Architects.

SPAIN

Molins de Rei 26 M $6,554,497 $5,520,088 27,102 $203.68 $639,209 Area 
Metropolitana
de Barcelona
Symbol Code: B—Branch Library; BS—Branch & System Headquarters; M—Main Library; MS—Main & System Headquarters; S—System Headquarters; O—Combined Use Space; n/a—not available

 

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