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American Libraries celebrates Berry Library design

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Salem State - Berry Library stairThe signature red stair of the new Frederick Berry Library and Learning Commons at Salem State is prominently featured in American Libraries’ 2014 Library Design Showcase, which appears in the magazine’s September/October issue.

The floating form of the cantilevered stair reinforces the emphasis of the design on space and openness. A pleated glass wall overlooks the new academic quad, which conceals a 48-well geothermal field below.

The library has been buzzing with activity since it opened its doors at the start of the 2013-14 academic year. It ...[more]

Belk, Case Libraries profiled in American Libraries magazine

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Colgate University’s newly completed Case Library and the Carol Grotnes Belk Library at Appalachian State University were among the projects selected for inclusion in the Architectural Showcase in the April issue of American Libraries, the monthly publication of the American Library Association.

The Case Library, which bridges Colgate’s upper and lower campuses, comprises a 101,000 sf renovation and 51,000 sf addition. The dynamic space includes a café, 24-hour study areas, and videoconferencing and multimedia production facilities.

The prominent tower of the 210,000 sf Belk Library is a campus landmark for Appalachian State’s Boone, NC, campus. The building’s design capitalizes on the University’s unique location with daylit reading spaces offering mountain vistas.

American Libraries highlights AUC’s Woodruff Library

Monday, 5 April 2010

The renovated Robert W. Woodruff Library at Atlanta University Center was among the projects celebrated in American Libraries magazine’s 2010 Architecture Showcase, published online this month.

A 24-hour area (shown at right), with group learning spaces and an e-café, is separated from the rest of the Library by a series of automated glazed panels that secure the collections when the Library is closed without the use of a security grill. The inviting and dynamic main floor, with its media creation and presentation space and robust digital resources, is visible through the panels, which are ...[more]

Jennifer Aliber honored by American College of Healthcare Architects

Monday, 15 December 2014

Jennifer Aliber AIA, FACHAShepley Bulfinch principal Jennifer Aliber, AIA, has been elected to the Council of Fellows of the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA). She received the honor in recognition of her leadership in developing and advancing a metrics-based approach to space programming and planning that has elevated the practice of healthcare architecture.

Today, at a time when healthcare costs are under unprecedented scrutiny, her national contributions to the development of accurate space planning metrics are paying off as an essential element in efficient capital project management. She has presented and written widely on ...[more]

Fusion libraries: new models for new times

23 June 2012

American Library Association 2012 Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA

Janette Blackburn, AIA, Principal, Shepley Bulfinch
Jane Duffy, Dean, University Library, University of Winnepeg, Canada

A library without borders

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The innovative design of the law library at Marquette Law School is the subject of “A library without borders,” a feature in the May 2011 issue of the AALL Spectrum, the monthly publication of the American Association of Law Libraries. The design of the library, which is integrated across the four floors of the law school, reflects Marquette’s commitment to a welcoming environment for scholarship.

Eckstein Hall, which houses the law library, opened in September 2010. Authors Julia Jaet and Patricia Cervenka are the law libary’s reference/administrative services librarian ...[more]

Campbell Law celebrated as Raleigh’s “intellectual heart”

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Campbell University’s School of Law’s move into new facilities in downtown Raleigh was celebrated in this month’s issue of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Spectrum.

In “From the Creek to the Capital” Olivia Weeks discusses the aspirations and challenges behind the creation of a space that is “warm, welcoming, functional, and quietly elegant.” Since opening in September 2009, students’ use of the law library has far exceeded expectations.

Since its move to downtown Raleigh, the law school has received the 2010 Downtown Raleigh Alliance Imprint Award and a 2010 Champion Award.

In March, Campbell and North Carolina State announced plans to offer a dual degree in public administration and law beginning ...[more]

Santa Rosa Community College "green" library in Architectural Showcase

Monday, 2 April 2007

The Frank P Doyle Library at Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, California, was one of 27 public and academic libraries nationwide to be included in the April 2007 issue of American Libraries magazine.

The American Library Association publication’s annual Design Showcase highlighted the host of environmental features which are incorporated seamlessly in the Doyle Library’s traditional design. These include the library’s use of a 58-kw photovoltaic array and a system of thermal energy storage units.

The 141,000 s.f. library was the work of design partners TLCD Architecture of California, which oversaw the project’s sustainable design elements, and Shepley Bulfinch, which brought its expertise in library planning and programming to the project. ...[more]