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 annual 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.

The competition for the 2018 ALA/AIA Library Building Awards is now open.  See the AIA site for details.  Subissions are due January 12, 2018.

See Winning Designs from Previous Competitions:

2019 Awards Juror Application

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

For questions or more information, 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