Hartford, CT - The 50,000 square foot expansion and renovation of the Wilton Library has just received its second award for excellence: the 2008 Connecticut Excellence in Public Library Architecture. Selected from 16 entries, this award is given every 3 years to encourage excellence in the functional planning and design of public libraries in Connecticut. The first award bestowed on the Wilton project was the Chicago Atheneaum's 2007 American Architecture Award, which celebrates outstanding new architecture designed and built in the United States each year.
Celebrating its 38th year, TSKP STUDIO has planned and designed libraries for municipal associations, corporations, cultural institutions, as well as colleges and universities. Other libraries designed by the firm include: the Mortensen Library - University of Hartford; the Cooley Science Library - Colgate Univeristy; and the Learning Resource Center - Northwestern Connecticut Community College. Underway are the new Brooklyn Library and the Somers Library expansion, both municipal libraries in Connecticut.
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