Twenty Major Upcoming Library and Museum Construction Projects – U.S. – January 2017

The accompanying tables show 20 of the largest upcoming library and museum construction projects in the U.S. They are all in the planning stage and are mainly new projects, but may also involve additions and/or alterations.

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Shopping centers, hotels, office buildings, medical buildings, educational buildings, libraries and museums, sports and entertainment complexes, industrial projects and government buildings will all be covered on a rotating basis.

There are several reasons for highlighting upcoming large projects. Such jobs have often received a fair amount of media coverage. Therefore, people in the industry are on the lookout for when jobsite work actually gets underway. And, as showcase projects, they highlight geographically where major construction projects are proceeding.

Finally, total construction activity is comprised of many small- and medium-sized projects and a limited number of large developments. But the largest projects, simply by their nature, can dramatically affect total dollar volumes. In other words, the timing and size of these projects have an exaggerated influence on market forecasts.

Ten of the largest upcoming library construction projects

Project Title and
Owner/Developer
Location Current

Stage
Project
Value
U.S. $

millions
OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL CENTER LIBRARY      
The Barack Obama Foundation Chicago IL Design Development $500
MID-MANHATTAN LIBRARY BRANCH RENOVATION      
New York Public Library New York NY Design Development $200
LOVE LIBRARY RENOVATION (SEISMIC)      
San Diego State University San Diego CA Schmatic Design $154
NEW REGIONAL LIBRARY      
Town of Cary Cary NC Schmatic Design $128
CHARLESTON COUNTY LIBRARIES BUILDING 2015      
Chaleston County Hollywood SC Pre-Design $109
CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY ELIHU BURRITT LIBRARY    
Central Connecticut State University New Britain CT Schmatic Design $108
DAVIS LIBRARY RENOVATION      
University of California Davis CA Schmatic Design $100
SMITH COLLEGE NEILSON LIBRARY EXPANSION      
Smith College Northampton MA Construction Documents $100
CARRIER LIBRARY      
James Madison University Harrisonburg VA Schmatic Design $98
NEW TENNESSEE STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES FACILITY      
Tennessee State Government Nashville TN Design Development $95

Ten of the largest upcoming museum construction projects

Project Title and
Owner/Developer
Location Current

Stage
Project
Value
U.S. $

millions
SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICA SOUTH CAMPUS      
Smithsonian Institution Washington DC Schematic Design $2,000
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART – BLACK FLOWER      
Los Angeles County Museum Of Art Los Angeles CA Design Development $650
GEORGE LUCAS MUSEUM      
Lucas Cultural Arts Museum San Francisco CA Schematic Design $400
NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM      
Smithsonian Institution Washington DC Design Development $365
SLAVE SHIP MUSEUM / NEW ORLEANS      
Clifton C James Architects and Planners (Owner’s Rep) New Orleans LA Design Development $170
NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER      
Oklahoma Department of Veteran’s Affairs Oklahoma City OK Construction Documents $170
DENVER ART MUSEUM NORTH BUILDING RENOVATION      
Denver Art Museum Denver CO Design Development $150
STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM EXPANSION      
The Studio Museum in Harlem New York NY Construction Documents $122
MISSISSIPPI AQUARIUM AT GULFPORT      
Gulfport Redevelopment Commission Gulfport MS Design Development $120
AMERICAN WARTIME MUSEUM      
National Museum of Americans in Wartime Dale City VA Design Development $120

All of the above projects share the same common factors. They are all in the planning stage. They are mainly new projects but may also involve additions and/or alterations. Shopping centers, hotels, office buildings, medical buildings, educational buildings, libraries and museums, sports and entertainment complexes, industrial projects and government buildings will all be covered on a rotating basis.
Data source: ConstructConnect/Tables: ConstructConnect.

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