Modern Library Design Tag

Modern Libraries Around the World

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

There is no doubt that today’s libraries are facing a rebirth to keep up with the digital landscape. Gone are the days of quiet, dark spaces and old wooden chairs and shelving.

Pictured below (and included in this link to the 25 Modern Libraries from Around the World) is The Black Diamond Library located in Denmark. Notice the natural light flooding the atrium and adjacent rooms.

Black Diamond Library Denmark

Like the photo above, as you scroll through these 25 amazing libraries, you will notice the open, airy spaces with lots of glass and colors throughout. The architectural curves in the design of not only the structure of the building, but also of the furniture, creates a contemporary and serene style. Our brains are said to react more positively towards shapes and curves versus straight lines, which can resemble sharp objects.

Whether it is a new project or a renovation to an existing library, BCI Modern Library Furniture has over 60 years of experience to make your dream a reality. Our products are designed for functionality, flexibility, comfort and allure. We partner with world-class architects to design a library for the 21st century. For more information on BCI Modern Library Furniture, contact us today. Our experts are standing by to answer all your questions.

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15 Mar 2017 no comments / READ MORE

Miami Dade College Project is Complete!

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

As a follow-up to our January 12, 2017 post – http://bcilibraries.com/miami-dade-college-library-project-nearing-completion-featuring-bci/ — the Miami Dade College library is complete.

As a reminder, we used the following products from BCI Modern Library Furniture:

60/30 Steel Radius Shelving with Steel Canopy Tops & London End Panels, 60/30 Classic Steel Wall Shelving with Steel Canopy Tops & London End Panels, 60/30 Classic Steel Double-Faced Shelving with Steel Canopy Tops & London End Panels

The results are truly amazing! These improvements  will definitely enhance the colleges’ thousands of students library experience.

A special thank you to our dealer, JC White Architectural Interior Products, http://www.jcwhite.com/ for completing this exceptional project and sending us the finished photos!

BCI Steel Radius Shelving System

BCI Steel Radius Shelving System

BCI Steel Radius Shelving System

BCI Steel Radius Shelving System

BCI Steel Radius Shelving System

For more information on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can compliment your next project, please contact us today.

 

02 Feb 2017 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture Now Available on Eastern Suffolk BOCES Purchasing Contract

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

Attention Long Island School Districts in Eastern Suffolk County!

BCI Modern Library Furniture is now available under the Eastern Suffolk BOCES purchasing contract through our dealer, HNE (Health & Educational Equipment Corp.)

By utilizing the Eastern Suffolk BOCES contract, you can save time and money on your library building or renovation project. The bidding of the necessary requirements are on cooperative basis. Cooperative bidding enables the school to choose from a larger number of bids. The price negotiation process is already done for you.

BCI Modern Library Furniture has a vast array of products to choose from. They are made of the finest quality materials and are designed to fit into any library space.

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Library design continues to change and evolve – we have the expertise to develop a complete solution for your specific needs. To contact BCI Modern Library Furniture for more information, click here.

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For more information on how you can increase your purchasing power with the Eastern Suffolk County BOCES state contract, click here

18 Jan 2017 no comments / READ MORE

Miami Dade College Library Project Nearing Completion Featuring BCI

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Miami Dade College, with nine campuses located throughout the Miami area, opened its doors in 1960 with over 1,400 students. By 1969, there were over 100,000 students enrolled and by 2013, that number increased to 2,000,000.

Our BCI Modern Library Furniture dealer, JC White Architectural Interior Products, http://www.jcwhite.com/ is handling the renovation project for the college library.

BCI Products:  60/30 Steel Radius Shelving with Steel Canopy Tops & London End Panels, 60/30 Classic Steel Wall Shelving with Steel Canopy Tops & London End Panels, 60/30 Classic Steel Double-Faced Shelving with Steel Canopy Tops & London End Panels

The 60/30 Shelving line from BCI Modern Library Furniture offers functionality, as well as a sleek modern design. With the endless possibilities of arranging these shelving units, a different look can be obtained with little effort.

Below are some preliminary installation photos:

Miami Dade College Library

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Stay tuned for more photos of the completed project!

For more information on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can work magic in your new or renovation project, contact us today.

12 Jan 2017 no comments / READ MORE

Remembering this Amazing Project on Throwback Thursday with BCI

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

Project: The Academy of Information Technology and Engineering

This Throwback Thursday post goes way, way back to 2007! We teamed up with the architectural group Fuller & D’Angelo P.C. to provide some shelving for the new library.

The Academy of Information Technology and Engineering (AITE), located in Stamford, CT, is a college preparatory public magnet high school. The school serves the special interest of students in all facets of technology and the essentials of architecture and engineering. After three years of planning and construction, a new building opened in 2007 with a very futuristic look. The school’s own architecture and engineering students helped in the collaborative effort of the design.

To compliment this innovative building design, the Architect chose BCI Modern Library Furniture to provide the Opal Shelving System. This shelving system offers Opalescent tempered glass end panels‡ with unique perforated steel components ‡for a modern look that fits this new building.

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Photos By: “© Amiaga Photographers, Inc., 2007” http://www.amiaga.com/

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

03 Nov 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Choo, Choo…Modernizing The New York Public Library

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News
NYPL Train

Image Credit: Jonathan Blanc/NYPL

As libraries continue to evolve, new and innovative ‘gadgets’ are being added. The New York Public Library just completed a two-year $12 million renovation of the Rose Reading Room. Replacing the old conveyor belt system for book retrieval is the $2.6 million ‘book train’ . The book train cuts down the delivery time to the circulation desk to about five minutes from 30. The book train spans over 950 feet of track assisting with the delivery of over 4 million books which lie in storage beneath Bryant Park. The systems runs on electric and consists of 24 cars that can carry up to 30 pounds each.

For more information on BCI Modern Library Furniture, click here to contact us today. We can help you take your library space into the 21st century with our design expertise.

24 Oct 2016 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture Looking Back on this Throwback Thursday!

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

We are throwing it back again! Here’s a project a few years back we did with Montclair State University, located in Montclair, NJ. A new 275,000 square feet academic building was constructed by The SLAM Collaborative architectural group. BCI Modern Library Furniture was chosen to supply the furnishings for the CRC Library of the University’s new building. A customized solution was created by BCI’s team of designers that provided the quality and configuration, while keeping within their budget.

BCI’s 60/30 double-faced shelving system finished in black steel with clean, rich cherry end panels was chosen to accommodate the center’s resource materials.

Below are actual photo’s from the project —

 

Wood Library Shevling

Wood Library Shelving

Lounge Seating Area

Lounge Seating Area

Click here to read more about the project on SLAM Collaborative’s website

For more information on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can design a new library for your university, contact us today

20 Oct 2016 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture’s Throwback Thursday

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

Being it’s Throwback Thursday, we decided to take a look back at some library renovation projects we’ve done over the years. The project we selected was completed at Teaneck High School in Teaneck, NJ. We worked with DMR Architects – http://www.dmrarchitects.com/ from Hasbrouck Heights, NJ to take their Media Center into the 21st Century.

The furniture for this renovation project was purchased through the ESCNJ (Educational Services Commission of New Jersey) , which offers both quality and fair pricing.

The three-story brick building was built in the early 1920’s and is roughly 228,000 square feet. With a growing district, space had become a challenge. In order to tackle this comprehensive renovation, a phasing plan was needed to keep the disruptions to the school activities at a minimum.

While working jointly with both DMR and the Teaneck School District, we conducted an extensive space utilization and programming study of the existing library to assist us in developing a short-term construction plan. Included in the renovation was the rearranging of existing office walls, new lighting, carpeting and a complete new furniture layout.

The district and DMR favored a blend of contemporary designs that were functional, but yet hi-tech. BCI Modern Library Furniture’s vast selection of custom and standard furnishings provided the solution. The materials such as frosted glass, warm maple wood and the hi-tech look of perforated steel, gave this project beautiful results!

 

BCI Modern Library has an endless amount of standard and custom furnishings that will enhance any new or renovation project. Contact us today for more information on how we can assist you in the design and planning process for your new library – we look forward to speaking with you.

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06 Oct 2016 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture Used in $50M School Project in Connecticut

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

As an update to an earlier post (http://bcilibraries.com/new-morgan-school-set-open-bci-modern-library-furniture/), the $50M all new Morgan School has opened featuring shelving from BCI Modern Library Furniture.

Project: The Morgan School

Location: Clinton, CT

Products: Rectilinear Uniflex Steel Shelving with Wood Veneer End Panels, Uniflex Steel Shelving with Veneer Wood End Panels & Canopy Tops and Laminate Shelving Option

BCI Dealer:  Longo Associates

AIA Firm: Newman Architects – www.newmanarchitects.com

This library furniture was made possible through the Connecticut State Contract Purchasing Program which is designed to offer the best pricing without compromising quality.

Here are some install photos we wanted to share —

Morgan School Library

Morgan School Library

Morgan School Library

Morgan School Library

Morgan School Library

 

Morgan School Library

Click here to view a Fox News 61 video about the new Morgan School

For more information on BCI Modern Library Furniture, contact us today — we have a team of experts standing by to answer all your questions.

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29 Sep 2016 no comments / READ MORE

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