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2024 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards
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2024 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
Western Kentucky University Commons at Helm Library
Photos by Nick McGinn
Bowling Green
Location
Gensler in collaboration with Luckett & Farley
Firm
Outstanding Historic Renovation Project
Category
winner Best of Competition
Award
Project Title
Georgia State University Library North Study Commons
Photos by Nick McGinn Photography
Atlanta
Location
PRAXIS3 Architecture + Multidisciplinary Design
Firm
Academic Libraries - 30,000 sq. ft. and under
Category
winner Category Winner
Award
Project Title
Weldon Library Revitalization
Photos by Scott Norsworthy
London, Canada
Location
Perkins&Will
Firm
Academic Libraries - Over 30,000 sq. ft.
Category
winner Category Winner
Award
Project Title
Tec de Monterrey CCM BiblioTec
Photos by Mauricio Milenko Rodriguez Panić
Ciudad de México
Location
The Beck Group
Firm
Academic Libraries - Over 30,000 sq. ft.
Category
winner Category Winner
Award
Project Title
Gateway Public Library
Photos by Richärd Kennedy Architects / White Baux Studio
Mesa
Location
Richärd Kennedy Architects / White Baux Studio
Firm
On the Boards
Category
winner Category Winner
Award
Project Title
CML - Marion-Franklin Library
Photos by EVOKE Studio
Columbus
Location
EVOKE Studio + Schooley Caldwell
Firm
On the Boards
Category
winner Category Winner
Award
Project Title
Pleasant Hill Library
Photos by Matthew Millman
Pleasant Hill, California
Location
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Firm
Public Libraries - 30,000 sq. ft. and under
Category
winner Category Winner
Award
Project Title
The Indianapolis Public Library – West Perry Branch
Photos by Megan Ratts
Indianapolis
Location
HBM Architects, LLC
Firm
Public Libraries - 30,000 sq. ft. and under
Category
winner Category Winner
Award
Project Title
The Shanghai Library East
Photos by Raw Vision
Shanghai
Location
Schmidt Hammer Lassen
Firm
Public Libraries - Over 30,000 sq. ft.
Category
winner Category Winner
Award
Project Title
Missoula Public Library Downtown Flagship Library & Culture House
Photos by Lara Swimmer
Missoula
Location
MSR Design
Firm
Public Libraries - Over 30,000 sq. ft.
Category
winner Category Winner
Award
Project Title
Robarts Library Reading Room
Photos by doublespace photography
Toronto
Location
Superkül
Firm
Single Space
Category
winner Category Winner
Award
Competition Guidelines
Guidelines
Submission Requirements

All submissions must be completed electronically. No hard copy submissions will be accepted. Projects must have been completed in or after October of 2020. For “On the Boards” category, please list the anticipated completion date. 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 2MB. 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
    • only one(1) exterior image is permitted
    • Use numbers to name your image files, in order of uploads (01, 02, 03, etc).
  • Submit a minimum of one (1) floorplan
    • A maximum of three (3) floorplans are allowed
    • Please use the following format for floor plans: "floorplan1, floorplan2, floorplan3"
  • No composite images allowed - only one photograph per image upload
  • 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 (please list the anticipated completion date)

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. A "Best of Competition" winner will be selected from the category winners and revealed at the Winners’ Celebration.

Prize

Winners and their clients will be honored at the Annual ALA Annual Conference in San Diego, June 27 - July 2, 2024. There will be a special winner’s celebration on Saturday, June 29, 2024. Winners will be published in the American Libraries Magazine, receive official digital assets, including competition winner logos for self-promotion, featured on IIDA.org and across IIDA’s social media platforms, and coverage in an official press release distributed to leading industry outlets and media partners!

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

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