Building Design Awards

Building Design Awards

Check Out Award Winning Libraries

To date, 14 libraries have been rebuilt or renovated. Many of them have been recognized for excellence in design.

Anacostia Library
Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library
Deanwood Library
Francis A. Gregory Library
Georgetown Library
Mt. Pleasant Library
Northwest One Library
Parklands-Turner Library
Petworth Library
Rosedale Library
Takoma Park Library
Tenley-Friendship Library
Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library
William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

Following is a list of the many awards these projects have received.

Anacostia Library ExteriorAnacostia Library
-American Institute of Architects North Carolina Research Triangle Chapter Merit Award, Unbuilt Category 2008
-AIA North Carolina Chapter Merit Award, Unbuilt Category 2009
-AIA North Carolina Committee on the Environment 2010
-Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Award for Special Construction – Thermal and Moisture Protection Category 2011
-Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) GOLD Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council 2012
-AIA DC Chapter Merit Award 2012
-ALA/IIDA Honor Award, Projects Under 30,000 SF 2012





Dorothy I. Height/Benning LibraryBenning Library Exterior
-Building of America Award 2010
-Associated General Contractors Washington Contractor Award 2010
-National Association of Contractors and Builders Proclamation Award 2010
-Developers and Builders Alliance Community Advancement Award, Best Developments of the Year, USA & Canada 2010
-North American Copper in Architecture Award, New Construction 2010
-Icestone Installation Award, Commercial Interiors 2010
-Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Award for Special Construction – Thermal and Moisture Protection Category 2011
-Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council 2012


Deanwood Children's AreaDeanwood Library
-Editor’s Choice Award in the Innovative Architecture & Design Awards contest for Recreation Management Magazine.  The project was highlighted in the May 2011 issue.








Francis A. Gregory LibraryFrancis Gregory Interior Image
-AIA Potomac Valley Award 2012
-Royal Institute of British Architects International Award 2013


Georgetown Library (historic renovation and addition)
-Stewardship Award from the D.C. Office of Historic Preservation 2012








Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
-Publication Award for the building's Design Guidelines, D.C. Office of Historic Preservation 2012



Mount Pleasant Library (historic renovation and addition)Mt. Pleasant Interior Addition
-DC Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Honor Award, Unbuilt Category 2009
-AIA DC Merit Award for Historic Resources, 2013









Terrazzo Tile FloorPetworth Library (historic renovation)
-Craftsmanship Award (for the new terrazzo floor), presented by the Washington Building Congress 2011
-Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, 2011 Chapter Awards








Takoma Park Library (renovation)Takoma Children's Area
-Vision Award, presented by the Committee of 100 on the Federal City 2009
-Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation, the District of Columbia Historic Preservation Office 2009
-Award of Merit in Renovation/Restoration, presented by Mid-Atlantic Construction 2009






Tenley Green RoofTenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library
-2011 Honor Award, American Institute of Architects, North Carolina Chapter
-Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council 2011
-Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Award, Doors and Windows/Curtainwall Category 2012
-2012 AIA Triangle Gail Lindsay Sustainable Architecture Award
-2012 AIA South Atlantic Region Honor Award
-AIA DC Chapter, Award of Excellence 2012






Watha T. Daniel/Shaw LibraryShaw Library Exterior
-Mid-Atlantic Construction Award of Merit, Cultural
-AIA DC Award for Merit & Presidential Citation for Sustainable Design 2010
-Urban Land Institute, Top 10 Buildings in Washington, DC 2010
-National Association of Contractors and Builders Proclamation Award 2010
-Developers and Builders Alliance Community Advancement Award, Best Developments of the Year, USA & Canada 2010
-Named by Wall Street Journal as one of the top buildings of 2010
-Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council 2011








Bellevue Library ExteriorWilliam O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library
-Engineering News Record 2012 Mid-Atlantic Best Government/Public Building Project, Award of Merit
-AIA DC Chapter, Merit Award 2012
-AIA Potomac Valley, Merit Award 2012
-Leadership in Environmental & Energy Design (LEED) "Gold" Certification 2013
-Royal Institute of British Architects International Award 2013