Breslin Architects received a “Citation” from American School & University for the design of this new library. The firm was also honored with a “Design Award of Merit” from the American Institute of Architects.
The AIA awards jury stated that the design of the library acknowledges the rich architectural style of the Westminster Campus. Its robust façades of red brick and carefully detailed limestone reflect a traditional architecture, appropriate in size and massing to the surrounding Wasatch Mountains. The entrance tower is scaled to evoke a strong presence, and together with a new plaza and trellis, marks the pedestrian entrance to the campus while creating a focal point and gathering space at the end of the campus mall.
Inside, the library patron can study in reading rooms filled with the warmth of oak and cherry furnishings, and also enjoy the grandeur of prominent views of the campus and mountains.