20 Major Upcoming Library and Museum Construction Projects – U.S. – January 2018

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 job-site 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
REBUILD PHILADELPHIA      
Philadelphia Procurement and Public Information Philadelphia PA Schmatic Design $500
LIBRARY/KNOWLEDGE CENTER – UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY      
University of Kentucky Lexington KY Schmatic Design $184
ALDERMAN LIBRARY RENOVATION AND ADDITION – UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA      
University of Virginia Charlottesville VA Design Development $160
DAVIS LIBRARY RENOVATION – UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA      
University of California  Davis CA Schmatic Design $100
CARRIER LIBRARY – JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY      
James Madison University (JMU) Harrisonburg VA Schmatic Design $98
NEW TENNESSEE STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES FACILITY      
Tennessee State Government Nashville TN Construction Documents $95
LIBRARY RENOVATION – TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY      
Texas Tech University System Lubbock TX Schmatic Design $82
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY DEERING LIBRARY RENOVATION      
Northwestern University Evanston IL Design Development $70
ACADEMIC CENTER AND ROBERT E. KENNEDY LIBRARY EXPANSION – CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY      
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Pre-Degain $66

Ten of the largest upcoming museum construction projects

Project Title and
Owner/Developer
Location Current

Stage
Project
Value
U.S. $

millions
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION CAMPUS MASTER PLAN – PHASE 1      
Smithsonian Institution Washington DC Design Development $2,000
LUCAS MUSEUM OF NARRATIVE ART      
Lucas Cultural Arts Museum Los Angeles CA Design Development $1,500
LATIN AMERICAN MUSEUM      
Nader + Museu Miami FL Design Development $673
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART – BLACK FLOWER      
LACMA Los Angeles CA Design Development $650
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY EXPANSION      
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Los Angeles CA Design Development $273
CALIFORNIA SPACE ENTERPRISE CENTER      
Environmental Education Group / FD3 / Green2Gold Incubators and Workshops Lompoc CA Schematic Design $250
NATIONAL VETERAN’S MUSEUM      
National Veteran’s Museum Hoffman Estates IL Design Development $215
STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM EXPANSION      
The Studio Museum in Harlem New York NY Construction Documents $175
NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER      
Oklahoma Department of Veteran’s Affairs Oklahoma City OK Construction Documents $170
SLAVE SHIP MUSEUM / NEW ORLEANS      
Clifton C James Architects and Planners (Owner’s Rep) New Orleans LA Design Development $170

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.
While every effort is made to ensure the correctness of ConstructConnect’s information, we have hundreds of thousands of projects in our database and some errors will occur. We greatly appreciate hearing from readers concerning updates and will make proper revisions promptly.
Data source: ConstructConnect/Tables: ConstructConnect.

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