Laurel Branch Library receives an AIA/ALA Library Building Award!


Laurel Branch Library has been nationally recognized as a recipient of an AIA/ALA Library Building Award!

“It is inspiring to approach as you walk up into the library and it is awe-producing as you make your way through the inside.” ~ Jury statement

“The library has today and tomorrow in mind with its design and flexibility and provides the modern library user with all the experiences necessary to make a great library visit.” ~ Jury statement

Aspiring to provide an environment that promotes learning and social interaction while lifting the human spirit, the Laurel Branch Library pivots around Emancipation Park, a unique historic site with deep roots in the African-American community in Laurel, Maryland. Referencing the past through textured stone materials, the library embraces the present with dynamic lines and bold forms, standing proudly as a beacon for the community.

Read more about this design award on AIA’s website: Laurel Branch Library AIA/ALA Library Building Award

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