2019 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards
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 Award is the only award that recognizes entire library structures and all aspects of their design.
Albion Public Library
Situated in one of Toronto’s post-war suburbs, this new library relies on its graceful gestural form and colorful facade to promote engagement.
Barnard College - The Milstein Center
A new hub for academic and intellectual life in the heart of Barnard College’s campus in New York City, the 128,000-square foot Milstein Center represents a crossroads for students, the community, and partners across the city.
Calgary's New Central Library
On a former brownfield infill site in rapidly expanding Calgary, this new library can accommodate more than twice as many annual visitors as the previous facility.
Colorado College Tutt Library Expansion and Transformation
Invigorated by Colorado College’s commitment to carbon neutrality, this new library embraced the net-zero mentality from the start.
Louisville Free Public Library, South Central Regional Library
With its angular forms and industrial materials, this library reflects human intervention in the natural world while celebrating its organic surroundings.
Half Moon Bay Library
Flexibility is key for this new library, which operates in a 270-square-mile service area along California’s coast in San Mateo County.