AIA/ALA Announce Library Design Awards
The American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association have announced nine winners of the 2007 Library Building Awards. These biennale honors, jointly sponsored by both associations, recognize the finest in library design. This year’s winners range from public institutions and school libraries, to Bill Clinton’s Presidential Library. The winners are:
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Robin Hood Foundation Library for P.S. 192, New York City, by Gluckman Mayner Architects
Desert Broom Branch Library for the City of Phoenix, Engineering and Architectural Services Department, Phoenix, by richärd + bauer architecture
Shunde Library for the City Construction and Development Center of Shunde District, Foshan, China, by P&T Architects and Engineers
Ballard Library and Neighborhood Service Center for the Seattle Public Library, Seattle, by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Santa Monica College Library Expansion & Renovation, for Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California, by CO Architects
David Bishop Skillman Library for Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, by Ann Beha Architects
William J. Clinton Presidential Center for the William J. Clinton Foundation, Little Rock, by Polshek Partnership Architects
Fleet Library for the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, by Office dA
La Grande Bibliothéque, for the Bibliothéque et Archives nationales du Québec, Montreal, by Patkau / Croft-Pelletier / Menkés Shooner Dagenais Architectes Associés
This year’s jury was chaired by Jefferson B. Riley, FAIA, of Centerbrook Architects; the other members were Edward Dean, AIA, of Chong Partners Architecture; Anne M. Larsen of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners; Wendy Pautz, AIA, of LMN Architects; Elizabeth A. Titus, Ph.D., of New Mexico State University Library; and Ken S. Weil, of South Huntington Library. The recipients will be recognized this June at the 2007 annual American Library Association conference in Washington, D.C.
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