According to the April 14 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education, six higher education buildings won the awards from the American Institute of Architects' Committee. Santiago Canyon College Library is one of the receipents. The six college structure were among 11 buildings that the committee selected for its 2008 awards. The other five house elementary and secondary schools.
Here are excerpts from the article, "... Santiago Canyon College’s library, designed by LPA Architecture and opened in 2006. The 40,000-square-foot building has space for 100,000 books, as well as for group-study rooms, a faculty-development center, 75 computers for students. The building was also intended to help redefine the entrance to the college’s campus. The building won a merit award from the AIA committee."
The other five buildings are:
Averett University’s Student Center
Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts
Edison State Community College’s Regional Center for Excellence
The Johns Hopkins University’s Samuel Pollard Building
Pennsylvania State University’s Stuckeman Family Building