LLAMA ALA/AIA Library Building Awards

The ALA/AIA Library Building Awards are co-sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The biennial competition recognizes excellence in the architectural design and planning of libraries.  Awards for distinguished accomplishment in library architecture by an architect licensed in the United States will be made for any library in the United States or abroad.  The program is managed by the LLAMA Buildings and Equipment Community of Practice Library Buildings Awards Committee.

2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Award Winners

2017 Awards Presentation

Winning projects will be honored in June 26, 2017, at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

2018 Awards Entry Information

The entry form for 2018 will be available in late 2017. You can still review past entry information.

2019 Awards Juror Application

The application form for service on the 2019 Library Building Awards jury will be available winter 2018.

Previous Competitions 

Award winners for 2011-2016

2009 AIA/ALA Library Building Award Winners (pdf)

Complete list of award winners since 1995


For more information about the awards, contact:

Elizabeth Henry, Director, AIA Awards
202-626-7563; ehenry@aia.org

Kerry Ward, LLAMA Executive Director
800-545-2433, ext. 5036; kward@ala.org