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Oberndorf Library Awarded Test of Time

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October 18th, 2012

Category: News

Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library Exterior

Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library

Virginia Beach’s Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, designed by the late Laszlo Aranyi, founder of The Design Collaborative Architects, has been selected to receive the Test of Time award from the Virginia Society AIA.

Envisioned as an energy-efficient, day-lit facility, the library is an early example of the emerging practice of sustainable design, which the firm continues to embrace today. It was designed to be highly adaptable
to changes in library services and expanding technology by incorporating modular furniture, bookstore shelving and other innovative ideas. This iconic library continues to be a state-of-the-art facility as well as a popular destination in the region.

The award recognizes a structure no less than 25 years old which is cherished as a significant contribution to the community and the built environment.

Click here to read the full Virginia Society AIA article: