2013 ALA/AIA Library Building Awards Competition now open

For Immediate Release
Fri, 11/16/2012


Fred Reuland

Program Officer

Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)

1-800-545-2433 ext. 5032


CHICAGO — The 2013 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards Call for Entries (PDF) is now available.  The awards, managed by ALA/LLAMA and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), encourage excellence in the architectural design and planning of libraries and recognize accomplishments in library architecture.  The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Eastern time on Jan. 11, 2013.


Any library building project designed by architects licensed in the United States is eligible for entry.  The libraries may be built anywhere in the world, and the program is open to all types of libraries that permit public access.  Libraries must have been completed since Dec. 1, 2006 and occupied and in service by Jan. 11, 2013.

Details about the award submission and past projects are available online.

For further information:
Elizabeth Henry, Director, AIA Awards
(202) 626-7563; honorsawards@aia.org

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

Members of the 2013 ALA/AIA Jury:

Jeanne M. Jackson, AIA, chair
VCBO Architecture, Salt Lake City

John R. Dale, FAIA
Harley Ellis Devereaux, Los Angeles

Charles Forrest
Emory University Libraries, Atlanta

Kathleen Imhoff
Lexington, Ky.

J. Stuart Pettitt, AIA
Straub Pettitt Yaste, Clawson, Mich.

John F. Szabo
Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles