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Anacostia Library 
Opened 2012

 
  • American Institute of Architects North Carolina Research Triangle Chapter Merit Award, Unbuilt Category 2008
  • AIA North Carolina Chapter Merit Award, Unbuilt Category 2009
  • AIA North Carolina Committee on the Environment 2010
  • Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Award for Special Construction – Thermal and Moisture Protection Category 2011
  • LEED GOLD Certification from the US Green Building Council 2012
  • AIA DC Chapter Merit Award, 2012
  • ALA/IIDA Honor Award, Projects Under 30,000 SF 2012


Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library
Opened 2012

  • Engineering News Record 2012 Mid-Atlantic Best Government/Public Building Project, Award of Merit
  • AIA DC Chapter, Merit Award 2012
  • AIA Potomac Valley, Merit Award 2012
  • LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council 2013
  • Royal Institute of British Architects International Award 2013


Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library
Opened 2010

  • Building of America Award 2010
  • Associated General Contractors Washington Contractor Award 2010
  • National Association of Contractors and Builders Proclamation Award 2010
  • Developers and Builders Alliance Community Advancement Award, Best Developments of the Year, USA & Canada 2010
  • North American Copper in Architecture Award, New Construction 2010
  • Icestone Installation Award, Commercial Interiors 2010
  • Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Award for Special Construction – Thermal and Moisture Protection Category 2011
  • LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council 2012


Capitol View Library
Opened 2019

  • LEED Silver Certification from the US Green Building Council


Cleveland Park Library
Opened 2018

  • AIA DC, 2019 Urban Catalyst Award


Deanwood Library
Opened 2010

  • Editor’s Choice Award in the Innovative Architecture & Design Awards contest for Recreation Management Magazine 2011
  • LEED Silver Certification from the US Green Building Counci


Francis A. Gregory Library
Opened 2012

  • LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council
  • AIA Potomac Valley Award 2012
  • Royal Institute of British Architects International Award 2013


Georgetown Library
Opened 2010

  • Stewardship Award from the D.C. Office of Historic Preservation 2012


Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Under Construction

  • Publication Award for the building's Design Guidelines, D.C. Office of Historic Preservation 2012


Mount Pleasant Library
Opened 2012

  • DC Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Honor Award, Unbuilt Category 2009
  • AIA DC Merit Award for Historic Resources, 2013


Northeast Library
Opened 2014

  • LEED Silver Certification from the US Green Building Council 2015
  • AIA DC Chapter, Award of Merit, Historic Preservation 2015
  • District of Columbia, Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation 2015


Palisades Library
Opened 2018
 

  • LEED Silver Certification from the US Green Building Council


Petworth Library
Opened 2011

  • Craftsmanship Award (for the new terrazzo floor), presented by the Washington Building Congress 2011
  • Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, 2011 Chapter Awards


Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library
Opened 2010 

  • LEED GOLD Certification from the US Green Building Council 2011
  • Mid-Atlantic Construction Award of Merit, Cultural
  • AIA DC Award for Merit & Presidential Citation for Sustainable Design 2010
  • Urban Land Institute, Top 10 Buildings in Washington, DC 2010
  • National Association of Contractors and Builders Proclamation Award 2010
  • Developers & Builders Alliance Community Advancement Award, Best Developments of the Year, USA & Canada 2010
  • Named by Wall Street Journal as one of the top buildings of 2010


Takoma Park Library
Opened 2009

  • Vision Award, presented by the Committee of 100 on the Federal City 2009
  • Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation, the District of Columbia Historic Preservation Office 2009
  • Award of Merit in Renovation/Restoration, presented by Mid-Atlantic Construction 2009


Tenley-Friendship Library
Opened 2011

  • LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council 2011
  • 2011 Honor Award, American Institute of Architects, North Carolina Chapter
  • Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Award, Doors and Windows/Curtainwall Category 2012
  • 2012 AIA Triangle, Gail Lindsay Sustainable Architecture Award
  • 2012 AIA South Atlantic Region Honor Award
  • AIA DC Chapter, Award of Excellence 2012   


West End Library
Opened 2017

  • LEED GOLD Certification from the US Green Building Council 2018