Woburn Public Library-03

2023 AIA/ALA Library Building Award Recipient Woburn Public Library, Woburn, Mass.; Architecture firm: CBT

Libraries are more than learning centers—they’re also enduring examples of architectural excellence. Every year, the AIA is proud to partner with the American Library Association/Library Leadership and Management Association to honor the best in library architecture and design.

The AIA/ALA Library Building Awards are the only awards that recognize entire library structures and all aspects of their design.

  • The award is open to all types of libraries that permit public access.
  • The library must be in service before entry and completed no earlier than January 1, 2018.  
  • Any architect licensed in the United States may enter.
  • New construction, renovations, restorations, conversion to library use, and interior redesign and refurbishing are eligible.
  • Projects may be located anywhere in the world.

Image credits

Woburn Public Library-03

Robert Benson Photography