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Distinguished Building Award
Wauconda Area Public Library
Wauconda Area Public Library

Ten years after it was built, Wauconda's single-story library was ready for its planned second floor expansion. Program needs had grown even more than anticipated, however, so the new construction totally envelopes the original building, which had been designed by the same architects. The back of the library faces a protected wetland; patrons enjoy views through glass curtainwalls in the stack areas and horizontal bands of windows in the reading rooms. The jurors praised the building's lively, animated quality.

Wauconda Area Public Library
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