Bennett Library Selected as Winner in Colorado Construction Magazine’s Gold Hard Hat Awards Program

Rangeview Library District’s new Bennett Library, designed by Humphries Poli Architects, has been selected as a winner of one of the top three awards in its category in Colorado Construction magazine’s Gold Hard Hat Awards program. The specific award won – Gold, Silver or Bronze – and the category will be announced during the 2009 Gold Hard Hat Awards breakfast on Friday, Oct. 2, at the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place, Denver.

“We speak for the entire A/E/C industry in Colorado in saying congratulations for being among ‘the best of the best’ in 2009,” says Mark Shaw, senior managing editor for Colorado Construction magazine.

The Bennett Library, which opened its doors to the public on Saturday, May 31, will be featured in the October issue of Colorado Construction magazine. Winning projects will also be entered into the National Best of 2009 Awards and will be judged against the winners from other regions. The winners of the National Best of 2009 Awards will be profiled in a national supplement that will run in Engineering News-Record and 11 regional publications, reaching more than 150,000 design and construction professionals.

“Bennett (Library) has the opportunity to set the standard for small community libraries across the country,” says Dennis Humphries, principal, Humphries Poli Architects.

“Every community deserves to have a focal point, an anchor to be the heart and soul of a community,” says Pam Sandlian Smith, director, Rangeview Library District. “Through the hard work of the designers and architects on this project – in collaboration with the community of Bennett and library staff – the Bennett Library has become just that.”