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UC Berkeley School of Law South Addition named Top 5 New Landmark Libraries. June 2012

UC Berkeley School of Law South Addition being named one of Library Journal’s top five New Landmark Libraries.   The New Landmark Libraries were selected for demonstrating excellence in design and construction; response to community context and constraints; sustainability; functionality; innovation; and beauty and delight.

The New Landmark Libraries seeks to discover groundbreaking academic library buildings and establish a set of standards for library leaders to address as they build, and, as a side effect, strengthen the capacity of communities to design and build excellence into their academic library facilities. A panel of judges, mostly library directors and several academics in design and architecture, was led by Louise Schaper, who built the Fayetteville Public Library (LJ’s 2005 Library of the Year) while Executive Director. The chosen libraries define a new level of excellence in responsive design, green thinking, and sheer wow!