The Milstein Center at Barnard College has been selected by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA) as a 2019 winner of the AIA/ALA Library Building Award. The annual national award program honors library designs around the world.
The Milstein Center is a new kind of library. The design infuses a variety of study spaces with opportunities for creative, exploratory learning. All departments and disciplines across campus are linked to the library, which is directly connected to a range of flexible teaching spaces, including centers for pedagogy, empirical reasoning, digital humanities, design, and media, as well as laboratories for computational science and the study of movement.