Leonardtown, MD – October 1, 2018 is World Architecture Day as established by the International Union of Architects (UIA).  Beginning in 1986, the first Monday in October has been set aside to recognize the contributions of architecture to the greater good of society and as part of the United Nations’ World Habitat Day. This year’s theme is “Architecture … for a Better World.” In commemoration, a display will be set up in the lobby of the Leonardtown Library which describes the new Leonardtown Library/Garvey Senior Activity Center replacement project. 

“The Garvey Senior Activity Center and Leonardtown Library replacement project is a visionary design which will enhance our community’s quality of life. The co-location of partners will bring together citizens of all ages for education and entertainment,” said Michael Blackwell, St. Mary’s County Library director. “It is a great example of how architecture, realized by the energy and will of our residents and the careful planning of our county with the support of its commissioners, can make for a ‘better world.’”

“The type of coordination and partnership of all involved with the project is a testament to its importance,” said Lori Jennings-Harris, Aging and Human Services director. “There’s great anticipation of all the wonderful things to come as a result of the new building. This is an exciting time!”

For more information about the UIA and World Architecture Day, visit www.uia-architectes.org

For more information on the Leonardtown Library/Garvey Senior Center Replacement Project,  visit  https://www.facebook.com/Leonardtown-Library-and-Garvey-Senior-Activity-Center-346614472498531/ or http://www.co.saint-marys.md.us/dpw/engineering-services/leonardtown-library-garvey-senior-activity-center/