Amos Memorial Library wins AIA design award


Suzanne Cline, Shelby County Libraries executive director, and Kevin Montgomery, architect with krM Architecture, accepted the awards at the American Institute of Architects Ohio Valley Region Conference.

Suzanne Cline, Shelby County Libraries executive director, and Kevin Montgomery, architect with krM Architecture, accepted the awards at the American Institute of Architects Ohio Valley Region Conference.


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SIDNEY — The Amos Memorial Library was recognized with an AIA design award in the category of Preservation/Adaptive Reuse/Renovation at the AIA Ohio Valley Region Conference.

The American Institute of Architects Indiana (AIA) presented Suzanne Cline, library director and Kevin Montgomery, architect, (krM Architecture) with the award at the AIA Ohio Valley Region Conference Awards Luncheon on Sept. 19, 2019.

“ It was an honor for me to share the award with krM + Architecture. The library was designed with our community in mind and is a very functional space for all the activities that libraries offer today,” said Cline.

Jury comments for the library project included:

“The quality and scale of the interior spaces are reflective of the building’s pragmatic use. The activity areas have both the intimacy as well as playfulness necessary at a public library. This is put together very well.”

“The quality of light throughout the space encourages spending a fair amount of time there and encourages a community to come together there. All of the new design elements are carried back into the existing building in a way that is seamless.”

“A design studio committed to craft and quality, krM Architecture advocates to create solutions to transform communities. Founded in 1978, krM is known for its environmentally responsible design that responds to the needs of educational, healthcare and civic clients.” www.krMarchitecture.com

AIA Indiana is the professional association that works to promote the design profession, provide educational opportunities for members and public seminars and events that showcase area design and the value of architects. For more information about AIA Indiana, its members or upcoming events, go to www.aiaindiana.org.

Suzanne Cline, Shelby County Libraries executive director, and Kevin Montgomery, architect with krM Architecture, accepted the awards at the American Institute of Architects Ohio Valley Region Conference.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_MLM_2005.jpgSuzanne Cline, Shelby County Libraries executive director, and Kevin Montgomery, architect with krM Architecture, accepted the awards at the American Institute of Architects Ohio Valley Region Conference. Courtesy photo