City of Denver
Denver Central Library
Voted the best library in America several times, this project, won through a design competition, included the preservation and renovation of the 1956 147,000 SF modernist library by Burnham Hoyt, and a 390,000 SF expansion. The expansion is composed as a series of elements to allow the existing building to read as one part of a larger composition. The south-facing rotunda, a signature feature of the expansion, contains special functions such as the reference room, periodicals center and Western History Reading Room.
- 2001 AIA/ALA Library Buildings Award