Best New Public Building

Daniel Ruiz Branch Library

We're reserving judgment on City Hall and the Carver complex until we can actually go inside. But once again, the best tax-dollar contribution to the local built-scape is a library – a facility designed, and executed, to bring diverse people and interests together. At Ruiz, this is almost literal; the library is not just a hub for, but also a gateway to, Montopolis and Southeast Austin, and a place where patrons and citizens can both be at home and explore the world.

Ruiz Branch Library
1600 Grove, 512/974-7400

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