Public Invited to Tour Silver Spring Library on June 10 with Montgomery Planning and Potomac Valley AIA
May 25, 2017
Architect, engineer, project manager and county officials will explain the library design, winner of the Planning Department’s 2016 Design Excellence Award
SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is inviting community members to attend a free tour of the Silver Spring Library (900 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring, MD). The event will be hosted by the Planning Department and the Potomac Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) on Saturday, June 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. RSVPs are required to attend the event.
The June 10 tour will include comments from the team responsible for the library design: architect William Evans, AIA, of RRMM Lukmire Architects in Arlington and Rockville; project manager Susanne Churchill of Montgomery County’s Department of General Services; and structural engineer Rodrigo Chacon of Columbia Engineering, Inc, in Columbia, MD.
The Silver Spring Library won the Planning Department’s 2016 Design Excellence Award, which is given annually to a top-quality building or place in Montgomery County. According to the 2016 award jury, the library expresses civic monumentality through large architectural gestures and integration of a future Purple Line light rail station. The award-winning project underscores the growing importance of design excellence in urban infill, which is becoming more prevalent throughout the county.
Montgomery Planning honored the Silver Spring Library as its 2016 Design Excellence Award winner at a celebration held in October 2016. View the recap video of the 2016 event.
Tour of the Silver Spring Library (900 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring, MD)
Saturday, June 10, 2017
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Third Annual Design Excellence Award
The third annual Design Excellence Award competition has been launched and submissions are due by July 27 at 5 p.m. The selection of a winner will be made by an outside jury of accomplished professionals invited by the Planning Department.
Submit to the 2017 Design Excellence Award.
Learn more about the Montgomery County Planning Department’s Design Excellence initiative.
The winner will be recognized on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at an awards celebration at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The event will also include the annual awards ceremony of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Potomac Valley Chapter.
About the Design Excellence Award
The Planning Department’s annual Design Excellence Award was launched in 2015 to recognize the best examples of architecture, landscape architecture and urban design in the County, and increase awareness of the importance of design excellence. The winning entry and the recipients of jury citations are chosen independently of Planning Department staff by an outside jury of accomplished professionals in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture and urban design. They are presented at a design celebration in October co-sponsored with the Potomac Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
About Potomac Valley AIA
A local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Potomac Valley AIA is working to make a better environment through architecture in the Maryland counties of Allegany, Charles, Garrett, Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George’s and Washington.