A library that spans a river and a 1970s building wrapped in terracotta panels are among the seven winning projects in the 2016 Library Building Awards from the American Institute of Architects. Presented annually by the AIA in collaboration with the American Library Association, the Library Building Awards recognise exemplary facilities around the world that are designed by US-licensed architects. This year’s winning projects, which are located in both small towns and major cities, were selected by a jury of industry professionals.
- Billings Public Library; Billings, Montana
- Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch; Chicago
- Hennepin County Walker Library; Minneapolis
- Lawrence Public Library Renovation and Expansion; Lawrence, Kansas
- Renton Public Library; Renton, Washington
- Ryerson University Student Learning Centre; Toronto
- Sawyer Library; Williamstown, Massachusetts