Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Architectural Design of Library Buildings

Sitting in a session of the 2nd Annual Learning Commons Development and Design Forum, in Brisbane, I noticed the delegate next to me reading the March 2011 edition of Architectural Record magazine on Library Design. There are about 241 articles in AR mentioning unviersity libraries. But I could find no mention of "Learning Commons" in AR. This is odd, as I found thousands of references to learning commons in other McGraw Hill Construction Publications. A little frustrated by this I did a more general search of images of learning commons floor plans and ended up with, amongst other things, my presentation for this forum tomorrow.

ps: This is a curious forum, where everyone is either a librarian, an architect or a facilities manager.

pps: Anita Crotty, Librarian, University of Canberra Library, is on next.

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