UK: Academic Library Design Award Winners Announced
From Designing Libraries:
Augustine House Library and Student Services Centre at Canterbury Christ Church University and The McClay Library, Queen’s University Belfast are the joint winners of the 2013 prestigious SCONUL [Society of College, National and University Libraries] Library Design Awards, with the Library at University of the West of Scotland and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) taking the honours in the smaller buildings category.
The awards have been made every three years since 1973 and recognise the best in the design of higher education libraries.
Ann Rossiter, Executive Director at SCONUL, said: “Universities are increasing their investment in high quality design and build for libraries which also come equipped with state-of-the-art technologies. While some predicted that the advent of e-books and e-journals would mean a downgrading of the status of libraries within the institution, it is clear that the reverse is true.
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