Contact: Fred Reuland
Marketing Specialist, ALA/LAMA
(312) 280-5032

For Immediate Release,
April 29, 2008


April 22, 2008 (Chicago) – The Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2008 Library Interior Design Competition. The biennial awards honor excellence in library interior design, incorporating aesthetics, design creativity, function and satisfaction of the client's objectives. Nine winners and two honorable mentions were selected from projects submitted from throughout <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />North America.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

The distinguished panel of judges for the competition include: Drew Harrington, Director of Library Services at University of Portland; Steven McCollom, IIDA, AIA Associate Partner, Gary Lee Partners, San Francisco; Kathryn Page, Principal with Page and Moris, San Francisco, and Joseph Rondinelli, Associate IIDA, Senior Associate, Shepley Bulfinch, Boston. Jennifer Busch, editorial director of Contract Magazine, served as facilitator for the judging, which took place April 11.

Awards were selected in the following categories:

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

Project: Brown University Susan P. and Richard A. Friedman Study Center – Providence, R.I.

Firm: Architecture Research Office (ARO) – New York, N.Y.

Academic Libraries: Over 30,000 sq. ft.

Project: University of California, Hastings College of Law Library – San Francisco, Calif.

Firm: SmithGroup – San Francisco, Calif.

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

Project: Arabian Public Library – Scottsdale, Ariz.

Firm: richard + bauer – Phoenix, Ariz.

Honorable Mention awarded to:

Project: Durham County Regional Library, North Branch – Durham, N.C.

Firm: The Freelon Group Architects – Durham, N.C.

Public Libraries: Over 30,000 sq. ft.

Project: Ramsey County Library – Maplewood, Minn.

Firm: HGA Architects and Engineers – Milwaukee, Wis.

Single Space

Project: Evanston Public Library Teen Room, The Loft – Evanston, Ill.

Firm: Nagle Hartray Danker Kagan McKay Penney Architects & architectureisfun, Inc. – Chicago.

Innovation in Sustainable Design

Project: University of Toronto Mississauga, Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Center – Toronto, Can.

Firm: Shore Tilbe Irwin & Partners – Toronto, Canada.

Outstanding Historic Renovation Project (historic restoration)

Project: Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, New York Public Library – New York.

Firm: Davis Brody Bond Aedas – New York.

Outstanding Historic Renovation Project (adaptive re-use)

Project: Rhode Island School of Design, Fleet Library – Providence, R.I.

Firm: Office dA, Inc. – Boston, Mass.

"On the Boards"

Project: Prescott Valley Public Library – Prescott Valley, Ariz.

Firm: richard + bauer – Phoenix, Ariz.

Honorable Mention awarded to:

Project: Phoenix Public Library, Harmon Branch – Phoenix, Ariz.

Firm: richard + bauer – Phoenix, Ariz.

Winners will be honored, and the "Best of Show" announced, at the ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards Reception on Tuesday, July 1, during the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif. For ticket information, go to or contact Fred Reuland at for more information.

The mission of the Library Administration and Management Association ( is to encourage and nurture current and future library leaders, and to develop and promote outstanding leadership and management practices. LAMA is a division of the American Library Association (ALA). ALA's mission is to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) works to enhance quality of life through excellence in interior design and to advance interior design through knowledge, value and community. IIDA is a professional networking and educational association of 13,000 Members in nine specialty Forums in 30 Chapters around the world. Additional information is available on IIDA’s website