The Jackson County Public Library received the Outstanding Facility Award for new libraries in North Carolina in the “large” category – more than 26,000 square feet in size. The award is given annually by the N.C. Public Libraries Directors Association. ...
The Jackson County Library was designed by McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, and Brantley Construction was the general contractor. The library opened June 7 and celebrated its grand opening June 11.
According to the NCPLDA, the award recognizes a number of features, including functionality of building, incorporation of new technologies, appealing interior design, well-designed furnishing and shelving, creativity in design, enhancement of surrounding environment, sympathy to existing architecture and appropriate use of space (in renovations), and cost ratio per square footage. ...
Awards were given in small, medium and large categories for new libraries and for renovation ...Read the full article