ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Award
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 international 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 Winners
LLAMA and IIDA are pleased to present the winners of the 2014 Library Interior Design Awards. A gallery of the winning entries is available for viewing: http://www.iida.org/content.cfm/2014-library-interior-design-award-winners/. You can also see the PowerPoint from the awards presentation on June 29 at the ALA Annual Conference.
“The entries that we received for this biennial competition clearly speak to the evolving needs of 21st-century library patrons,” IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP, said. “And they illustrate that library design spaces can inspire as well as they function. We are pleased to honor and celebrate this year’s winners and their contribution to the elevation of design.”
Serving the judging panel for the 2014 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards were Christy S. Cain, IIDA, RID, LEED AP BD+C (Senior Associate, Perkins + Will); Stasia Czech, IIDA (Senior Associate and Interior Designer, NBBJ); Jessica N. Kayongo, J.D, M.A. (Anthropology & Interim Sociology Librarian, Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame); and Richard L. (Dick) Waters, MLS (Principal Consultant, Godfrey’s Associates, Inc.).
The winners of the 2014 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards are:
Public Libraries, Over 30,000 sq. ft.
Firm: Dewberry; Dallas, TX, USA
Project: Midland Centennial Library; Midland, TX, USA
Firm: OPN Architects; Cedar Rapids, IA, USA
Project: Cedar Rapids Public Library; Cedar Rapids, IA, USA
Public Libraries, 30,000 sq. ft. and smaller
Firm: Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership; New York, NY, USA
Project: Queens Library; Jamaica, NY, USA
Firm: JKMM Architects; Helsinki, Finland
Project: City Library in Seinäjoki; Seinäjoki, Finland
Firm: Bettisworth Welsh Whiteley; Fairbanks, AK, USA
Project: Ketchikan Public Library; Ketchikan, AK, USA
Academic Libraries, Over 30,000 sq. ft.
Firm: Snohetta/Clark Nexsen/Another Inside Job; New York, NY, USA
Project: James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
Firm: designLAB architects; Boston, MA, USA
Project: Claire T. Carney Library; North Dartmouth, MA, USA
Firm: The Miller Hull Partnership; Seattle, WA, USA
Project: Odegaard Undergraduate Library; Seattle, WA, USA
Academic Libraries, 30,000 sq. ft. and smaller
Firm: Loop Interior Design Inc.; Calgary, AB, CA
Project: Glenmore Christian Academy Elementary Library; Calgary, AB, CA
Firm: Joel Sanders Architect; New York, NY, USA
Project: Education Commons, University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA, USA
Special Libraries, Over 30,000 sq. ft.
Firm: Gensler; Dallas, TX, USA
Project: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA, USA
Firm: Collins Cooper Carusi Architects, Inc.; Atlanta, GA, USA
Project: Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library; Athens, GA, USA
Special Libraries, 30,000 sq. ft. and smaller
Firm: Gensler; Los Angeles, CA, USA
Project: Gensler Los Angeles, Resource Library; Los Angeles, CA, USA
Outstanding Historic Renovation Project
Firm: CannonDesign; St. Louis, MO, USA
Project: St. Louis Public Library, Central Library; St. Louis, MO, USA
Firm: Gensler; Houston, TX, USA
Project: Julia Ideson Building; Houston, TX, USA
Single Space Design
Firm: Rice+Lipka Architects; New York, NY, USA
Project: NYPL Hamilton Grange Teen Center; New York, NY, USA
Firm: Dewberry; Dallas, TX, USA
Project: Schaumburg Township Main Library – Teen Quad; Schaumburg, IL, USA
On the Boards
Firm: *MULTIPLICITIES; New York, NY, USA
Project: New Law Library of Harlem; New York, NY, USA
Firm: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP + Wight & Co.; Chicago, IL, USA
Project: Chinatown Public Library; Chicago, IL, USA
The Best of Competition winner will be announced at the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas on June 26, 2014, where all of the competition winners will be celebrated.
For questions or more information, contact:
- Fred Reuland, Program Officer, at ALA/LLAMA/BES
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.