The Billie Jean King Main Library has been honored with a 2020 AIA/ALA Library Building Award by the American Institute of Architects and American Library Association. The prestigious awards program Given to just four libraries this year, is the only one to recognize entire library structures and all aspects of their design.
On Thursday, September 24th, SOM's Zarmine Nigohos and Roshanak Mostaghim will present at the Future of Mass Timber virtual symposium. Hosted by The Architect's Newspaper, the symposium will spotlight emerging timber technologies and exemplary timber projects across North America, including the Billie Jean King Main Library in Long Beach, California.
The Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) has named the Billie Jean King Main Library in Long Beach, California, a 2020 Award of Merit winner. Awarded projects demonstrate outstanding achievement and excellence in structural engineering.
The Moscone Center Expansion in San Francisco and the Billie Jean King Main Library in Long Beach have been honored with Merit Awards as part of the 2020 AIA California Design Awards. Moscone Center also received a Leading Edge award for its design excellence as related to sustainability and resiliency.
Designboom features Billie Jean King Main Library, the first structural timber building to be constructed in the city of Long Beach, California. The library is part of the SOM-designed Long Beach Civic Center project, which includes a new City Hall and Port Headquarters.
The new Billie Jean King Main Library is featured in the March issue of Architectural Record. The two-story timber structure prioritizes sustainability, and its use of exposed Douglas fir creates a warm and inviting interior space for the community of Long Beach.
U.S. WoodWorks has awarded the Billie Jean King Main Library with a Wood Design Award. The project, which opened in September 2019, was recognized in the Wood in Government Buildings category.
On September 21st, 2019, the City of Long Beach celebrated the grand opening of the new Billie Jean King Main Library. The project marks the third building to be completed as part of the larger Long Beach Civic Center development.
On July 29th, 2019, the City of Long Beach celebrated the grand opening of its new City Hall and Port Headquarters. Located within the recently developed, SOM-designed Long Beach Civic Center, the completed buildings mark a major milestone in the revitalization of downtown.