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 Journalâ€™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 (LJâ€™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!