ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Award

Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library



2012 Library Interior Design Award, Single Space
Atlanta University Center
Woodruff Library Learning Commons
Firm: Shepley Bulfinch, Boston, MA

This biennial competition is co-sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).  The awards honor excellence in library interior design. Award winners demonstrate excellence in aesthetics, design, creativity, function, and satisfaction of the client’s objectives. The competition is managed by the LLAMA Buildings and Equipment Section (BES) Interior Design Awards Committee.



2014 Award Entry Information

The Online Entry Form for the 2014 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards is now available.  The deadline to submit an entry is March 28, 2014. Any Interior Designer, Interior Architect or Architect may submit design. Any library interior design project completed between October 1, 2011 and October 1, 2013 is eligible for this competition. Projects previously published are acceptable. The project must be submitted by a legally practicing interior design/interior architecture professional. 

Important Dates

  • Competition Opens – Monday, January 27, 2014
  • Deadline to Enter – Friday, March 28, 2014
  • Judging – April 2014
  • Winners Announced – April 2014
  • Awards Program and Reception – June 29, 2014


Winners and their clients will be honored at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, June 29, 2014. Winning entries are published in Contract and American Libraries, as well as other publications.


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Previous Competitions

See the following for previous award winners and juries:

2012 ALA/IIDA Interior Design Awards
2008 ALA/IIDA Interior Design Awards
2006 ALA/IIDA Interior Design Awards

Note: the awards were not presented in 2010.

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