DIGSAU, the architecture firm that designed the University of Delaware Bookstore, was recently recognized at the AIA Philadelphia 2012 Awards for Design Excellence event.

Award-winning design

Firm behind the UD Bookstore recognized at design awards event

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3:11 p.m., Oct. 24, 2012--DIGSAU, the architecture firm that designed the University of Delaware Bookstore, was recently recognized at the AIA Philadelphia 2012 Awards for Design Excellence event.

At a ceremony held on Wednesday, Oct. 10, DIGSAU was presented with a Merit Award for the building that houses the University of Delaware Bookstore and UD’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

Honors Stories

Warren Award

Sylvester Johnson, director of custodial and university services at the University of Delaware, has been presented with the John Warren Excellence in Leadership and Service Award.

Community service

Public Allies Delaware, a program of the University of Delaware Center for Community Research and Service, has won the National Impact Award, the highest honor awarded among the 23 regional networks.

The bookstore’s design, which one judge called “a unique redefinition of the normal retail experience,” was selected for the award out of hundreds of submissions from around the world.

DIGSAU’s design came to fruition when the UD bookstore opened for business in August 2011. 

Photos by Ambre Alexander and Evan Krape

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