The shortlist for the Australian Library and Information Association’s (ALIA) inaugural Library Design Awards have been released.
In the inaugural year of a new awards program celebrating the design of Australian libraries, 17 libraries, chosen from 33 nominations in academic, school, public and special categories, have been shortlisted.
The jury for the award comprises senior library leaders and design professionals including Philip Follent (life fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects) and Kylie Legge (director of Place Partners).
The winners will be announced at a ceremony, which will coincide with a one-day conference, to be held at the Library at the Dock, in the Docklands area of Melbourne on 19 June.
2017 ALIA Library Design Awards shortlist:
All Hallows’ School, Potter Library – Fulton Trotter Architects
Carey Baptist Grammar School, Information Resource Centre – Hayball
St Andrew’s Anglican College Learning Hub – Wilson Architects
St Joseph’s Nudgee College, Hanly Learning Centre – M3 Architecture
St Stephen’s School Junior School Library - Duncraig Campus – Coda Studio
Bayside City Council - Rockdale Library – CK Design International in association with Leffler Simes Architects and Stevenson and Turner Design
Brimbank Libraries - Sunshine Library – Lyons Architecture
City of Perth Library – Kerry Hill Architects
City of Rockingham – Site Architecture
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre – ARM Architecture
Moreton Bay Council – PDT Architects
Success Public Library – Bollig Design Studio
Woollahra Library – BVN
John Philips Library, Western Sydney University, Penrith Campus – Allen Jack and Cottier Architects
Reid Library, University of Western Australia – Schin Architects
Arup – BVN
Barwon Health Library – Daryl Pelchen Architects
For more information about the entries, including those not shortlisted, go here.