Five projects receive 2022 AIA/ALA Library Building Award

WASHINGTON – May 17, 2022 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA) are awarding five libraries with the 2022 AIA/ALA Library Building Award for excellence in architectural design. Complete details for each project are available on AIA’s website.

Award recipients must demonstrate design achievement, including a sense of place, purpose, ecology, environmental sustainability, and history. This year’s AIA/ALA Library Building Award recipients, selected by a seven-person jury, exemplify these qualities.

2022 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards recipients:

Adams Street Library, Brooklyn, New York | Work Architecture Company (WORKac)

Asante Library, Surprise, Arizona | Richärd Kennedy Architects

Cruzen-Murray Library, Caldwell, Idaho | Richärd Kennedy Architects

Indian Creek Library, Olathe, Kansas | Gould Evans

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Washington, D.C. | OTJ Architects (Executive Architect), Mecanoo (Design Architect)

Visit AIA’s website for more information on the AIA/ALA Library Building Awards.

About the American Library Association

The American Library Association (ALA) is the foremost national organization providing resources to inspire library and information professionals to transform their communities through essential programs and services. For more than 140 years, the ALA has been the trusted voice for academic, public, school, government and special libraries, advocating for the profession and the library’s role in enhancing learning and ensuring access to information for all. For more information, visit

About AIA

Founded in 1857, AIA consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through more than 200 international, state and local chapters, AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing.

AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation, and world. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards.


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