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Exquisite Libraries in the United States

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

Tech Insider recently did a piece on ‘The most beautiful library in each US state’. The Cedar Rapids Public Library was included in the story as Iowa’s most beautiful library. Back in February of this year, we featured an article on this library which included BCI Modern Library Furniture’s 60/30 Radius Steel Shelving – http://bcilibraries.com/2015-aiaala-library-building-award-winner-features-bci/.  The Cedar Rapids Public Library was in a group of six awardees of the 2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards.

Cedar Rapids PL

To read the Tech Insider’s full article, click on this link:  http://www.techinsider.io/most-beautiful-library-in-all-50-states-2016-7?xid=soc_socialflow_facebook_realsimple

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18 Aug 2016 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture Shares in a $25M School Library Project

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The New Bridge School located in Ogden, UT will have a ribbon cutting on August 18th to celebrate the opening of a new $25 million dollar building. The new school was built to replace an old elementary school and will house grades K-6. The school is a STEM Magnet School with 94,647 square feet of classrooms, STEM Labs, learning centers, collaboration centers, science lab, computer labs and shared break-out rooms. The new library will include products from BCI Modern Library Furniture. The furnishings chosen include:

Labyrinth Book Towers, Crossrunner Book Trolleys (stock photos below)

Labyrinth Book Shelf

Labyrinth Book Shelf

Crossrunner Book Trolley

Crossrunner Book Trolley

Book Towers and Book Trolleys are an essential part of any library setting. Book Towers are not only useful, but they also serve as a decorative piece in the library, making it a focal point. Book Trolleys keep things organized and are the ultimate in mobility.

Dealer:  Contrax Furnishings, www.contrax.com

Visit New Bridge School’s Facebook page for more photos of the new building – https://www.facebook.com/newbridgeSTEM/

For more information on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can be used in your school library, contact us today

 

15 Aug 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Suncrest Elementary School Set to Open in 2017 Featuring BCI Modern Library Furniture

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Suncrest Elementary School’s new site is scheduled to open in early 2017. The new building, located in Morgantown, WV, will house 550 students in Pre-K through 5th grade. One of the many features of the new school will be a 5,000 square foot media center. BCI Modern Library Furniture has been chosen for the project.

The product selected is the Concertina Desk System. This circulation desk system, with its adjustable-height option and standard modular components, is essential to ADA compliance. The Concertina Desk System is available in a multitude of colors and finishes making it a perfect choice for any library setting.

Pictured below is a stock photo of the Concertina Desk System

Concertina Desk System

BCI Dealer: Tom Sexton Associates – http://www.tomsextonfurniture.com/

Click here to read more about the project

BCI Modern Library Furniture has been providing solutions for school libraries for well over 60 years and is considered a global leader in this industry.

Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation on how we can help you design a new modern library.

12 Aug 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Lafayette Elementary School in Washington DC Undergoing Modernization

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

BCI Modern Library Furniture Being Used in the Renovation

The Lafayette Elementary School located in Washington, DC, is going through a renovation which is part of a $3.2 billion 10-year school modernization program for DC public schools. The project is scheduled to be completed by August 2016. The school presently has 700 students and 113,600 square feet – the renovation will take the enrollment up to 805 and 120,000 square feet. Part of the renovation includes a library update. BCI Modern Library Furniture supplied the Chat Pouf Soft Seating (small). The Chat Pouf is a perfect addition to this library as it offers both comfort and chic lines for the ultimate in modern library furniture. Repositioning them is easy – as they are virtually weightless. The color choices are bright and fun and give you the option of creating a whimsical environment.

BCI Dealer: DESDC – http://www.des-dc.com/

Pictured below is our stock photo of the Chat Pouf

Chat Pouf

Chat Pouf

Contact us today for more information on our products to modernize your library.

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10 Aug 2016 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture Appearing Again in Vancouver British Columbia Canada

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

Founded in 1996, The West Point Grey Academy is an independent co-ed school located in Vancouver British Columbia Canada. The school serves grades Pre-K-12. The academy has been undergoing several renovations, one that included the learning commons, also known as the library. With an enrollment of 650 students, a more modern area was needed to make better use of the space.

BCI Modern Library Furniture was chosen to provide the following products:

Concertina Desk System, BOB Chair, Grand Prix Chair XL, Book Return Container, Oland Book Trolley

BCI Dealer: Jonathan Morgan & Company – https://www.jmcdesigninteriors.com/

AIA Firm: Acton Ostry Architects – http://www.actonostry.ca/

Pictured below are some stock photos of the furniture that was used in the renovation:

Concertina Desk System

Concertina Desk System

BOB Soft Seating

BOB Chair

Oland Book Trolley

Oland Book Trolley

Click here to view a photo of the completed project, courtesy of Acton Ostry Architects

All of BCI Modern Library Furniture products can be customized to fit into any library or learning commons area. Our product line includes pieces for younger and older children alike.

Contact us today for more information on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can reinvent your library space.

 

 

05 Aug 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Coming Soon – Washington DC College Preparatory High School Chooses BCI Modern Library Furniture

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Ron Brown College Preparatory High School is an all male, college preparatory high school located in Washington, DC. The school places a high priority on getting their students ready for college. With this focus in mind, the school is currently being renovated in two phases. The project consists of demolition and extensive renovations to the academic and multipurpose wings. Phase 1 of the project has a planned opening for August 2016 which includes classrooms, offices, a cafeteria and a library/media center. Phase 2 will open in July 2017 and will consist of more classrooms and office space, as well as an auditorium and gymnasium.

For the library/media center renovation project, BCI Modern Library Furniture is supplying shelving. The products chosen are:

Double-Faced Opal Shelving and Single-Faced Opal Shelving/Wall Shelving

With over 35 color choices, Opal Shelving has its own uncommon engineered style and provides a stylish look to any library setting. (Pictured below is a stock photo)

BCI Dealer: Diversified Educational Systems – DES – http://www.des.com/

AIA Firm: Perkins Eastman – http://www.perkinseastman.com/

Opal Shelving

Opal Shelving by BCI

For more information on BCI Modern Library Furniture for your project, contact us today

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03 Aug 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Installation Completed at Calgary Public Library by BCI

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

Back on July 15th (http://bcilibraries.com/calgary-alberta-public-libraries-getting-renovation-with-bci-modern-library-furniture/) we posted some photos of the installation of the new BCI Modern Library Furniture at the Quarry Park Branch Library located in Calgary, Alberta Canada. The install has been completed and we are happy to share the stunning photos!

As a reminder, the products used included: Double Faced Opal Shelving, Single Faced Opal ShelvingPicture Book Browsers with Casters, Ordrup Magazine Display

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01 Aug 2016 no comments / READ MORE

NJ’s Haddonfield Public Library Showcases BCI Modern Library Furniture

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Haddonfield Public Library located in Haddonfield, NJ has been at its current site since 1917 – almost 100 years! Without taking away too much of the library’s history, a modern renovation was needed to take the library into the 21st century.  The library board president Deborah Marchand was quoted as saying, (we need) “to take what had been a fairly inflexible space and make it more flexible and open and welcoming.”1

BCI Modern Library Furniture had just the answer. BCI’s furniture is known for its ability to be flexible, while maintaining its durability. The renovation is slated to cost $2.2 million dollars and has taken over 15 months. The furniture was purchased through the ESCNJ (Educational Services Commission of New Jersey). The library plans to open in August, 2016.

BCI Dealer: Longo Associates

Products: Uniflex Steel Shelving

Haddonfield library’s choice of the Uniflex Steel Shelving provides the flexibility needed for this new space. The Uniflex Steel Shelving has a classic style which fits into the architecture of the building.

Below are some of the actual installation photos.

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For more information on the renovation project, click here

View project photos via Courier Post by clicking here

Contact us at BCI Modern Library Furniture today for more information on how we can assist you in your renovation project.

1 Philly.com, 7/4/16,  http://articles.philly.com/2016-07-04/news/74199013_1_library-board-president-haddonfield-public-library-library-dates

27 Jul 2016 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture Recent Install at University of Colorado INSTAAR

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The University of Colorado’s Institute of Artic and Alpine Reserach (INSTAAR) serves as one of the oldest institutes. The primary goal of the institute had been on the polar and alpine regions due to their noticeable effects of global change. Over the last few decades, the institute has expanded its programs to cover environmental challenges that include local, regional and global. To meet these needs, a more modern library was needed to expand its resources. A recent renovation to the library included shelving from BCI Modern Library Furniture. BCI’s 60/30 Steel Radius Shelving was chosen due to its unique flexibility and ability to withstand years of use. The 60/30 Steel Radius Shelving’s modular design allows for customization and ensures the best use of space.

Project: University of Colorado INSTAAR

BCI Dealer: Improve Group – http://www.findyourbetterway.com/

Product: 60/30 Steel Radius Shelving (install picture below)

Univ of CO INSTAAR

For more information on BCI Modern Library Furniture, please contact us today. We have design specialists on hand to answer all of your questions. We work with you to bring your ideas to a reality.

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25 Jul 2016 no comments / READ MORE

New WI Elementary School Opening Soon Featuring BCI Modern Library Furniture

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News
Red Creek Elementary School

Photo credit: Bray Architects

Part of a $22.5M renovation project to the Black River Falls School District is the construction of The Red Creek Elementary School (renamed from Forrest Street Elementary School). The new school will open its doors for the 2016-2017 school year. This new 89,820 square foot, two-story building will be on the site of the current school and will house grades 2 – 5. The building will include a new gym, cafeteria and a new learning media commons which encompasses a library.

BCI Modern Library Furniture will feature the following products at the new library:

Ratio Laminate Shelving with Laminate Shelves (starters/adders), Ratio Radius DS Shelving (starters/adders), Picture Book Box – Mobile, Cocoon Lounge

The Cocoon Media Lounge is a new product to solve the problem of zone space. With its sleek modular design, the Cocoon Media Lounge can be placed anywhere in the library offering more personal space.

BCI Dealer: Duet Resource Group – http://www.duetresourcegroup.com/

For more information on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can complete your new building or renovation project, contact us today

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22 Jul 2016 no comments / READ MORE

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