(24 Aug 2020) The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the American Library Association (ALA) are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Library Interior Design Awards. This biennial competition honors excellence in library interior design and promotes examples of extraordinary design reflected through innovative concepts.
“When libraries are designed in novel and accessible ways, they become vital parts of their communities,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA. “It’s an honor to be celebrating nine deserving projects that demonstrate the power of design within these essential spaces.”
Entries were reviewed by a committee of interior design and library professionals: Gregory Mickells, library director, Madison Public Library; Bob Pasicznyuk, executive library director, Douglas County Libraries; Joseph A. Rondinelli, principal, DesignThink Consulting; and Margaret Sullivan, principal, Margaret Sullivan Studio. “We were all impressed with the depth of the national and international submissions received this year,” said Rondinelli on behalf of the jury. “The winning projects embraced the needs of their communities with delight and are true examples of outstanding design. They will continue to serve their communities and become valued symbols of excellence for years to come.”
The recipients of the 2020 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards are:
Academic Libraries — Over 30,000 Square Feet
Project: Temple University – Charles Library, Philadelphia
Firm: Stantec and Snøhetta, Philadelphia
Project: NYU Special Collections Library, New York
Firm: CannonDesign, New York
Academic Libraries — 30,000 Square Feet and Under
Project: Architecture Library, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
Firm: Department of ARCHITECTURE Co., Bangkok
Project: Ethical Culture Fieldston School Tate Library, New York
Firm: Architecture Research Office, New York
Outstanding Historic Renovation
Project: Scoville Memorial Library, Salisbury, Connecticut
Firm: Bristow Proffitt Studio, Lakeville, Connecticut, and New York
Project: Milby High School Library Renovation, Houston ISD, Houston
Firm: Kirksey Architecture, Houston
Public Libraries — 30,000 Square Feet and Under
Project: (Re)imagining The Community Library, Ketchum, Idaho
Firm: RATIO with Nicole Snyder Interiors, Indianapolis and Denver
Project: The Springdale Library and Komagata Maru Park, Brampton, Ontario
Firm: RDHA, Toronto
Special Libraries — 30,000 Square Feet and Under
Project: The Center for Fiction, New York
Firm: BKSK Architects, New York
All winners will be featured on iida.org and published in Contract and American Libraries.
Best of Competition
Project: Temple University’s Charles Library
Firms: Stantec and Snøhetta for their collaborative work on this project
Find out more about the interior design of Architecture Library, Chulalongkorn University here.
The original press release is here.