The American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association have announced nine winners of the 2007 Library Building Awards. These biennale honors, jointly sponsored by both associations, recognize the finest in library design. This year’s winners range from public institutions and school libraries, to Bill Clinton’s Presidential Library. The winners are:

Courtesy Polshek Partnership Architects.

William J. Clinton Presidential Center for the William J. Clinton Foundation, Little Rock, by Polshek Partnership Architects.

Courtesy P&T Architects and Engineers
Shunde Library for the City Construction and Development Center of Shunde District, Foshan, China, by P&T Architects and Engineers.

Robin Hood Foundation Library for P.S. 192, New York City, by Gluckman Mayner Architects

Desert Broom Branch Library for the City of Phoenix, Engineering and Architectural Services Department, Phoenix, by richärd + bauer architecture

Shunde Library for the City Construction and Development Center of Shunde District, Foshan, China, by P&T Architects and Engineers

Ballard Library and Neighborhood Service Center for the Seattle Public Library, Seattle, by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Santa Monica College Library Expansion & Renovation, for Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California, by CO Architects

David Bishop Skillman Library for Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, by Ann Beha Architects

William J. Clinton Presidential Center for the William J. Clinton Foundation, Little Rock, by Polshek Partnership Architects

Fleet Library for the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, by Office dA

La Grande Bibliothéque, for the Bibliothéque et Archives nationales du Québec, Montreal, by Patkau / Croft-Pelletier / Menkés Shooner Dagenais Architectes Associés

This year’s jury was chaired by Jefferson B. Riley, FAIA, of Centerbrook Architects; the other members were Edward Dean, AIA, of Chong Partners Architecture; Anne M. Larsen of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners; Wendy Pautz, AIA, of LMN Architects; Elizabeth A. Titus, Ph.D., of New Mexico State University Library; and Ken S. Weil, of South Huntington Library. The recipients will be recognized this June at the 2007 annual American Library Association conference in Washington, D.C.

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