2021 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.
Arizona State Library Hayden Library Reinvention
When it opened in 1966, Arizona State University’s Hayden Library housed 600,000 volumes and served a campus population of about 20,000 students.
Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library Renovation
Situated in Nubian Square in the center of Boston's historic Black community, the Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library was originally designed in 1978 by Kallmann and McKinnell Architects.
Sunset Park Library
Rather than shutter one of the busiest libraries in the Brooklyn Public Library System as a new permanent building was being constructed, this project transformed an unused courthouse dating to 1931 to serve as a lively interim home.
Taylor Street Apartments and Little Italy Branch Library
Chicago's Taylor Street Apartments and Little Italy Branch Library is an example of an emerging building typology that blends a mixed-income residential building with a bustling public library.
The 10,000-square-foot Valente Branch Library in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is an anchor in a much larger community-focused complex.
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