LLAMA announces winners of ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards

For Immediate Release
Tue, 04/29/2014

Contact:

Fred Reuland
LLAMA Program Officer
Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)
312-280-5032
freuland@ala.org

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association, and The International Interior Design Association are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Library Interior Design Awards. This biennial competition honors international excellence in library interior design. Award winners demonstrate excellence in aesthetics, design, creativity, function and satisfaction of the client’s objectives.

“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, honorary 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.”

A gallery of the winning entries is available for viewing: http://www.iida.org/content.cfm/2014-library-interior-design-award-winners

Serving on 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, Texas

Project: Midland Centennial Library; Midland, Texas

Honorable Mention

Firm: OPN Architects; Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Project: Cedar Rapids Public Library; Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Public Libraries, 30,000 sq. ft. and smaller

Firm: Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership; New York

Project: Queens Library; Jamaica, N.Y.

Honorable Mention

Firm: JKMM Architects; Helsinki, Finland

Project: City Library in Seinäjoki; Seinäjoki, Finland

Honorable Mention

Firm: Bettisworth Welsh Whiteley; Fairbanks, Alaska

Project: Ketchikan Public Library; Ketchikan, Alaska

Academic Libraries, Over 30,000 sq. ft.

Firm: Snohetta/Clark Nexsen/Another Inside Job; N.Y.

Project: James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.

Honorable Mention

Firm: designLAB architects; Boston

Project: Claire T. Carney Library; North Dartmouth, Mass.

Honorable Mention

Firm: The Miller Hull Partnership; Seattle

Project: Odegaard Undergraduate Library; Seattle

Academic Libraries, 30,000 sq. ft. and smaller

Firm: Loop Interior Design Inc.; Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Project: Glenmore Christian Academy Elementary Library; Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Honorable Mention

Firm: Joel Sanders Architect; New York, N.Y.

Project: Education Commons, University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia

Special Libraries, Over 30,000 sq. ft.

Firm: Gensler; Dallas, Texas

Project: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia

Honorable Mention

Firm: Collins Cooper Carusi Architects, Inc.; Atlanta

Project: Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library; Athens, Ga.

Special Libraries, 30,000 sq. ft. and smaller

Firm: Gensler; Los Angeles

Project: Gensler Los Angeles, Resource Library; Los Angeles

Outstanding Historic Renovation Project

Firm: CannonDesign; St. Louis, Mo.

Project: St. Louis Public Library, Central Library; St. Louis, Mo.

Honorable Mention

Firm: Gensler; Houston

Project: Julia Ideson Building

Single Space Design

Firm: Rice+Lipka Architects; New York

Project: NYPL Hamilton Grange Teen Center; New York

Honorable Mention

Firm: Dewberry; Dallas, Texas

Project: Schaumburg Township Main Library – Teen Quad; Schaumburg, Ill.

On the Boards

Firm: *MULTIPLICITIES; New York

Project: New Law Library of Harlem; New York

Honorable Mention

Firm: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP + Wight & Co.; Chicago

Project: Chinatown Public Library; Chicago

The Best of Competition winner will be announced on June 26, 2014 at the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, where all of the competition winners will be celebrated. Images of the winning projects will also be featured on the IIDA website and published in Contract and American Libraries magazines.

 

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About the Library Leadership and Management Association

The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.

About International Interior Design Association

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is the preeminent Commercial Interior Design professional networking and educational association with more than 13,000 Members practicing worldwide in more than 50 countries. IIDA promotes the value of Interior Design to business decision makers and to the general public through its Members who create the exceptional environments that encompass every aspect of the human experience. IIDA is committed to enhancing the quality of life through excellence in Interior Design and advancing Interior Design through knowledge, value and community. www.iida.org

 

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