The Library Journal recently named the Vancouver Community Library as one of 11 nationally notable libraries it has honored for 2015 with its new Landmark Library Award, presented every four years. The five-level, 83,000 square-foot, downtown Vancouver library is the largest branch of Fort Vancouver Regional Library District. It opened to the public July 17, 2011. The library district collaborated with architecture firm The Miller Hull Partnership of Seattle to compile the award submission, which included strong letters of support from Vancouver-area leaders.
The Library Journal evaluated the submissions on six different points of excellence, including design and construction, response to community context and constraints, sustainability, functionality, innovation, and beauty. Profiles of the 11 award recipients and 11 honorable mentions will be published in the September issue of Library Journal. The announcement was first posted here.
Above image: this amazing “wall of words” greets visitors as they enter the library.