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HCLS Glenwood Branch Library

Cooksville, Maryland


Howard County Government and Howard County Library System


28,000 sf


New Construction

The Barn Story 

Barn raising was particularly common in 18th and 19th century in pastures in rural North America and the inspiration behind the framing structure for Glenwood Library. Just as communities came together to build barns to house grains, and other nourishments for the community, the Glenwood Maryland community gathers in one of Howard County’s first libraries to nourish minds and exchange knowledge.

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Merit Award for Architectural Excellence

AIA Maryland

Merit Award for Architectural Excellence

AIA Potomac Valley

Special Citation for Lighting Design

AIA Northern Virginia

Award of Excellence

Metal Architecture