Four Projects Receive 2020 AIA/ALA Library Building Award
For Immediate Release
Core Program Officer, Continuing Education
Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures
Sept. 18, 2020 - the American Library Association (ALA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) are awarding four libraries with the 2020 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards for excellence in architectural design. Complete details for each project are available on AIA’s website.
2020 AIA/ALA Library Building Award recipients must demonstrate design achievement, including a sense of place, purpose, ecology, environmental sustainability, and of history. This year’s AIA/ALA Library Building Award recipients, selected by a six-person jury, exemplify these qualities.
2020 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards recipients:
- Billie Jean King Main Library, Long Beach, California | Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
- Capilano Library, Edmonton, AB Canada | Group2 Architecture Interior Design Ltd. / Patkau Architects Inc.
- Independence Library and Apartments, Chicago | John Ronan Architects
- Northtown Branch Library and Apartments, Chicago | Perkins + Will
The AIA/ALA Library Building Awards are supported by the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a former Division of ALA, and now part of a new Division, Core: Leadership Infrastructure Futures.
The American Library Association (ALA) is the foremost national organization providing resources to inspire library and information professionals to transform their communities through essential programs and services. For more than 140 years, the ALA has been the trusted voice for academic, public, school, government, and special libraries, advocating for the profession and the library’s role in enhancing learning and ensuring access to information for all. For more information, visit ala.org.
Founded in 1857, AIA consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through more than 200 international, state and local chapters, AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing.
AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation, and world. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards.