The Year in Architecture 2020

From open outdoor areas to fantastic and functional fixtures, sustainable systems to to study spaces, LJ's 2020 Year in Architecture roundup celebrates the best new construction and renovation in public and academic libraries across the country.

Overview: 2020 Visions


New and renovated libraries look beyond the constraints of the current moment to a future full of light, play, and movement inside and out

The architects included here are those
attributed to the featured projects


Photos (l.-r.): River Center Branch Library, Baton Rouge, LA; WHLC and Schwartz Silver, architects; Tim Mueller Photography, photo.
The Billie Jean King Library, Long Beach, CA; Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, architect; ©Benny Chan, Fotoworks, photo.
The Providence Public Library, RI; designLAB architects, architect; Anton Grassl, photo.


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