Photo by Carol M. Highsmith
The AIA has honored the work of perhaps no other architect more than that of Louis Kahn (1971 Gold Medalist). The Phillips Exeter Academy Library, however, is the only Kahn building that made the public’s list. The client specified the use of “Exeter brick,” stone, and slate. Kahn also incorporated wood, particularly white oak. The library received the AIA’s Twenty-five Year Award in 1997.