Somerville, MA – The Somerville West Branch Library, constructed by CTA Construction Managers and designed by designLAB architects, was recognized by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The project won the combined organizations’ 2022 American Architecture Award.
The annual jointly hosted award highlights excellence in design for new buildings, landscape architecture, and urban planning globally. The award was presented on Dec. 2, 2022. G2 Design Studio was the project’s landscape architect.
“It is always fulfilling for our work to be recognized with an award, especially by an international jury,” said designLAB’s Ben Youtz. “The City of Somerville should be especially proud, as this project is a testament to the positive impact libraries have on the communities they serve, something Somerville was committed to from the very beginning. The entire project team should share this honor, including the general contractor, CTA Construction Managers, for their excellent attention to detail and responsiveness that’s critical to a successful process and executing a building of this caliber.”
“This international award is a great honor,” said Patrick Tompkins, principal, CTA Construction Managers. “It is wonderful when what we have built is recognized for excellence by experts in the field.”