LJ Seeks New Landmark Public Libraries

Library Journal ’s latest round of the New Landmark Library series, which celebrates projects that set new standards for library design, is now accepting submissions. The award is open to any public library in the United States (including U.S. territories) and Canada that completed new construction, expansion, or significant renovations between January 2016 and March 1, 2019.

Have you built an amazing library lately?

Library Journal ’s latest round of the New Landmark Library series, which celebrates projects that set new standards for library design, is now accepting submissions. The award is open to any public library in the United States (including U.S. territories) and Canada that completed new construction, expansion, or significant renovations between January 2016 and March 1, 2019.

New Landmark Libraries launched in 2011, identifying 20 public libraries—and seven academic libraries the following year—that promised to inform and inspire the planning process for new or renovated library spaces to come. In 2015 and 2016, a second round of public and academic libraries, respectively, were spotlighted. The libraries featured in the New Landmark Libraries 2019 edition will serve as guides—and incentives—for public library design that can to meet today’s challenges and create tomorrow’s opportunities, joining such notable projects as the San Diego Central Library, CA; Madison Central Library, WI; Cedar Rapids Public Library, IA; and East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library at Goodwood, LA; among many other winners and honorable mentions.

LJ is accepting submissions online at libraryjournal.submittable.com through June 7, 2019. To apply, please provide basic information about the project, respond briefly to the five essay questions, and upload a minimum of six project photographs. If you’re not the library director, a letter of support is also required—applications submitted by design firms and library administration will be considered.

A panel of judges from the architecture, design, and library fields, along with an LJ editor, will join project coordinator Emily Puckett Rodgers to review the applications, and LJ will announce eight to ten buildings that demonstrate excellence in (1) community engagement in design, (2) sustainability, (3) functionality, (4) innovation, and (5) beauty and delight. If you think your library project fits the bill, let us know!

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Kim Humphrey

Just curious when 2019 winners may be announced

Posted : Aug 01, 2019 12:52


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