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2020 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards
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8 Winners Announced winner
Honoring excellence in library interior design and promoting examples of extraordinary design reflected through innovative concepts across nine categories.
Project Title
(Re)imagining The Community Library
Photo by: Gabe Border and Gibeon Photography
Ketchum, Idaho
Location
RATIO w/Nicole Snyder Interiors, Indianapolis, Indiana & Denver, Colorado
Firm
Public Libraries - 30,000 sq. ft. and under
Category
winner Category Winner
Award
Project Title
The Springdale Library and Komagata Maru Park
Photo by: NIC LEHOUX and RDHA
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Location
RDHA, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Firm
Public Libraries - 30,000 sq. ft. and under
Category
winner Category Winner
Award
Project Title
Architecture Library, Chulalongkorn University
Photo courtesy of: W Workspace
Bangkok, Thailand
Location
Department of ARCHITECTURE Co., Bangkok, Thailand
Firm
Academic Libraries - 30,000 sq. ft. and under
Category
winner Category Winner
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Project Title
Ethical Culture Fieldston School Tate Library
Photo by: © James Ewing
The Bronx, New York
Location
Architecture Research Office, New York, New York
Firm
Academic Libraries - 30,000 sq. ft. and under
Category
winner Category Winner
Award
Project Title
Temple University - Charles Library
Scott Frances
New York, New York
Location
CannonDesign, New York, New York
Firm
Academic Libraries - Over 30,000 sq. ft.
Category
winner Category Winner
Award
Project Title
The Center for Fiction
Michelle Rose Studio
Brooklyn, New York
Location
BKSK Architects, New York, New York
Firm
Special Libraries - 30,000 sq. ft. and under
Category
winner Category Winner
Award
Project Title
Scoville Memorial Library
Photo by: Garrett Rowland
Salisbury, Connecticut
Location
Bristow Proffitt Studio, Lakeville, Connecticut and New York, New York
Firm
Outstanding Historic Renovation Project
Category
winner Category Winner
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Project Title
Milby High School Library Renovation, Houston ISD
Slyworks Photography
Houston, Texas
Location
Kirksey Architecture, Houston, Texas
Firm
Outstanding Historic Renovation Project
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
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.
Conceptual renderings will not be accepted

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 fo 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 Chicago, June 25-30, 2020. Winners will be featured on IIDA.org, and published in Contract, and American Libraries magazines. Winners will also receive official digital assets, including competition winner logos for self-promotion, coverage and mention on IIDA’s social media accounts, and in an official press release distributed to leading industry outlets and media partners.

For questions, or more information, contact Clare Socker at csocker@iida.org.
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