2020 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.
Billie Jean King Main Library
Connecting the past with the present, the Billie Jean King Main Library in downtown Long Beach, California, welcomes nearly 1,000 patrons each day who engage in learning opportunities that forge new bonds among the community.
Drawing inspiration from a ravine tucked away in the foliage of its site, Capilano Library makes an ecological argument as it serves a suburban prairie neighborhood of Edmonton.
Independence Library and Apartments
Representing a new hybrid building technology, this project couples a 16,000-square-foot library with 44 units of affordable apartments for seniors above.
Northtown Branch Library and Apartments
By maximizing the potential for interaction between residents and patrons in this library and affordable housing project, the design team helped form new connections rather than separations in an emerging building typology.