2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards
Libraries are more than learning centers—they’re also enduring examples of architectural excellence.
Every year, 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.
New York Public Library Stapleton Branch Renovation and Expansion
Expanding from a single-room Carnegie branch library, this project has created a new 12,000-square-foot library that better serves the community.
Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center
A testament to a community’s recovery, this library is located in the heart of New Orleans’ Katrina-affected Broadmoor neighborhood.
Boston Public Library, Central Library Renovation
The renovation of this 156,000-square-foot civic monument enables a much wider spectrum of the city’s populace to further enjoy one of Boston’s true treasures.
University of Oregon Allan Price Science Commons & Research Library Remodel/Expansion
Guided by feedback provided by the University of Oregon’s student body, this project included a complete renovation and addition to an existing underground library.
East Boston Branch Library
Responding to the needs of one of Boston’s fastest growing and most diverse neighborhoods, this new library drives educational opportunities and serves as a civic anchor.
Varina Area Library
This new branch replaces an aging facility and provides nearly eight times the space for lifetime learning, individual transformation, and community advancement.
Columbus Metropolitan Library – Whitehall
Envisioned as a library for a new generation, this project's simple design goals have fostered an accessible, transparent coherency that is evident throughout.
National Library of Latvia
With its glass cladding and transparent lantern forming its apex, the new National Library of this Baltic nation stands as a beacon on Riga’s skyline.