Vancouver Community Library designers receive architecture award



Designers of Vancouver’s new downtown library have received a design award for the project from the American Institute of Architects.

Seattle architecture firm Miller Hull Partnership designed the Vancouver Community Library on the southeast corner of C Street and Evergreen Boulevard.

The five-story, $38 million library includes north- and south-facing glass walls to preserve views for tenants of Vancouver’s historic Academy building just north of the library. The building also has11,000 square feet of space for books and a 4,000-square-foot early learning center, one of the largest in the country. There are also other spaces for kids and about 100 computer terminals, community meeting rooms, and a rooftop garden.