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2022 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards
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2022 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards
Honoring excellence in library interior design and promoting examples of extraordinary design reflected through innovative concepts across nine categories.
Project Title
North York Central Library Interior Renovation
Photos by Lisa Logan Photography and Tom Arban Photography
North York, Canada
Location
Diamond Schmitt
Firm
Outstanding Historic Renovation Project
Category
winner Best of Competition
Award
Project Title
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine Renovations, Harvard Medical School
Photos by Robert Benson Photography
Boston
Location
Shepley Bulfinch
Firm
Academic Libraries 30,000 sqft and under
Category
winner Category Winner
Award
Project Title
Waterway Library
Photos by Design Action
Tung Chung, Lantau Island
Location
Design Action
Firm
Academic Libraries 30,000 sqft and under
Category
winner Category Winner
Award
Project Title
Hayden Library
Photos by John Horner, and Kennedy & Violich Architecture
Cambridge, United States
Location
Kennedy & Violich Architecture
Firm
Academic Libraries Over 30,000 sqft
Category
winner Category Winner
Award
Project Title
Idea Exchange Old Post Office
Photos by Tom Arban
Cambridge, Canada
Location
RDH Architects (RDHA)
Firm
Outstanding Historic Renovation Project
Category
winner Category Winner
Award
Project Title
Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library Renovation
Photos by Anton Grassl Photography
Roxbury, Massachusetts
Location
Utile, Inc.
Firm
Public Libraries 30,000 sqft and under
Category
winner Category Winner
Award
Project Title
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Photos by Jonathan Blanc, courtesy of NYPL
New York
Location
Mecanoo in collaboration with Beyer Blinder Belle
Firm
Public Libraries Over 30,000 sqft
Category
winner Category Winner
Award
Project Title
Fairfield Area Library
Photos by Chris Cunningham
Henrico County, VA
Location
Quinn Evans
Firm
Public Libraries Over 30,000 sqft
Category
winner Category Winner
Award
Project Title
Western Reserve Historical Society Research Library Renovation
Photos by Scott Pease Photography
Cleveland, United States
Location
AECOM
Firm
Special Libraries 30,000 sqft and under
Category
winner Category Winner
Award
Project Title
The Hive
Photos by Lara Swimmer Photography
Spokane, United States
Location
Integrus Architecture
Firm
Special Libraries 30,000 sqft and under
Category
winner Category Winner
Award
Competition Guidelines
Guidelines
Submission Requirements

All submissions must be completed electronically. No hard copy submissions will be accepted. To enter a project into this competition, you will need to prepare and submit the following:

Written Component

Your firm's contact information including name, address, phone number, and email

Your design project's information including name and location
Project description, a brief project summary (50-word maximum)
Challenge statement, a description of your design challenge (250-word maximum)
Solution statement, a description of specific solutions to project challenges (250-word maximum)

Images

Please submit color images of your completed project, in JPG or JPEG format with a maximum file size of 1MB. You may submit captions to your images, not to exceed 50 words. Take note of the following additional guidelines:

Submit 7-10 color images total, of these images, only one exterior image is permitted, and a maximum three (3) floorplans

No composite images, only one photograph per image upload
Conceptual renderings will not be accepted, unless submitting to the "On The Boards" category
Use numbers to name your image files, in order of uploads (01, 02, 03, etc). Please use the following format for floor plans: "floorplan1, floorplan2, floorplan3"
Do not reference or include your design/architectural firm name/logo in the images
Images may be edited to improve contrast ratio, color balance, and composition through cropping only
Images may not be edited to add, remove, or alter any aspect or element of the project including its context. Images should represent the project as it exists in the built environment

Categories

Projects must be submitted in one of the categories below. Categories may be renamed, consolidated, or eliminated (and projects reclassified) at the discretion of IIDA and/or the jurors.

Public Libraries, Small: 30,000 sq. ft. and under

Public Libraries, Large: Over 30,000 sq. ft.
Academic Libraries, Small: 30,000 sq. ft. and under
Academic Libraries, Large: Over 30,000 sq. ft.
Special Libraries, Small: 30,000 sq. ft. and under
Special Libraries, Large: Over 30,000 sq. ft.
Outstanding Historic Renovation Project
Single Space - a small project that focuses on a specific room or area in a library
On the Boards - a project currently in the design phase and not under construction

Judging

The winning design projects will be selected by a jury of design professionals. Submissions are judged on excellence in aesthetics, design, creativity, and function as well as the suitability of the design solution to the project challenge and the successful integration of the elements of design. The jury reserves the right not to select a winner from the entries submitted.

Prize

Winners and their clients will be honored at the Annual ALA Annual Conference in Washington D.C., June 23-28, 2022. There will be a special winner’s celebration on June 26th. Winners will be featured on IIDA.org, published in the American Libraries Magazine, receive official digital assets, including competition winner logos for self-promotion, mention on IIDA’s social media accounts, and coverage in an official press release distributed to leading industry outlets and media partners.

For questions, or more information, contact Veronica Whitaker at vwhitaker@iida.org

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