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Pittsburgh Library Earns National Building Award
American Institute of Architects and American Library Association Recognize Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Brookline

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(CHICAGO, IL - June 27, 2005) Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Loysen + Kreuthmeier Architects of Pittsburgh received the 2005 American Institute of Architects / American Library Association's 2005 Library Building Award. The award, presented during the American Library Association Annual Conference, celebrates the finest examples of library design by architects licensed in the United States. Nationally, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Brookline was among eight libraries chosen by the panel of judges.

Completed in February 2004, the Library's capital improvements transformed a nondescript, two-story concrete block building on Brookline Boulevard into a dynamic storefront library with 21st century library services and conveniences. Take a virtual tour of the library.

In addition to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Brookline, other awardees included:

Arcadia University Landman Library, Glenside, Pa., by R.M. Kliment & Frances Halsband Architects, for Arcadia University; Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture Library --The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects with associate architect Wandel and Schnell Architects, for the Ohio State University Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture; The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Ga., by Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, for the Development Authority of Clayton County; Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library Renovation, Cambridge, Mass., by Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture & Engineering PC, for Harvard University; and, Issaquah Public Library, Issaquah, Wash., by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, for the King County Library System.


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