Award of Merit in recognition of distinguished accomplishment in library architecture presented by the American Institute of Architects

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Award of Merit in recognition of distinguished accomplishment in library architecture presented by the American Institute of Architects

1976

Opinions about the external appearance of Lauinger Library differ. Press critiques of the building at the time of its dedication were, however, generally favorable. The Evening Star described it as 'adding an imposing new shape to the Potomac Palisades setting', The Georgetowner termed it 'an architectural landmark' that 'excites the eye and demands of the mind' and The Washington Post commented that 'the architects managed to blend it into the cityscape, if not unobtrusively, [then] successfully.' And the Library's design was recognized by the American Institute of Architects in 1976.

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1976
The American Institute of Architects
in cooperation with
The American Library Association
present this
AWARD of MERIT
to
John Carl Warnecke and Associates
and
Joseph Mark Lauinger Memorial Library
for
Joseph Mark Lauinger Memorial Library
in recognition of distinguished accomplishment in library architecture

Louis de Moll [signature]
President, The American Institute of Architects

Allie Beth Martin [signature]
President, The American Library Association