Louisville library wins national award

Louisville Free Public Library’s Northeast location was one of five US libraries to receive the prestigious recognition.

Louisville Free Public Library Northeast

The almost 40,000-sqft Northeast Regional Library is one of the busiest in LOU, with 19,500 visitors every month.

We love our Louisville libraries, so we were thrilled to hear that Louisville Free Public Library’s Northeast Regional branch — a location we sometimes work from — was one of five US libraries to receive the 2023 Library Building Award, an annual honor from the American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association.

The award is the only one of its kind, as it recognizes entire library structures and all aspects of their design. LOU’s Northeast library was designed by JRA Architects of Louisville, Meyer Scherer & Rockcastle Ltd. of Minneapolis, MKSK Studios of Louisville + library staff.

If you haven’t been, we suggest you check it out. The Platinum LEED-certified building boasts sweeping views of the adjacent 3.5-acre park and is filled with more than 100,000 books + meeting and study rooms, a maker lab, spaces crafted specifically for little ones, a recording studio, and a demonstration kitchen.