Five projects receive 2021 AIA/ALA Library Building Award

For Immediate Release
Thu, 07/29/2021


Jenny Levine

Director of Connections

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

A division of the American Library Association

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) are awarding five libraries with the 2021 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards for excellence in architectural design. Complete details for each project are available on AIA’s website.

2021 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.

The 2021 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards recipients are:

The AIA/ALA Library Building Awards are supported by Core: Leadership Infrastructure Futures, a division of the American Library Association and the home of ALA's Buildings and Operations Section within ALA.

About ALA
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

About AIA
Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects (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.