The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the American Library Association (ALA) have revealed the winners of the 2018 Library Interior Design Awards. The biennial Library Interior Design Awards recognize achievement in library interior design aesthetics, creativity, and function.
"Libraries have long served as institutions for the public to be inspired, educated, and even entertained at times," commented IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP. "Together with ALA, we're pleased to honor innovative library interiors that are designed to help us forge a connection with the past, engage us in an exploration of the future, and guide us in our lifelong pursuit of knowledge."
Winners of the 2018 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards
Academic Libraries - Over 30,000 sq. ft.
Project: Tecnológico de Monterrey New Main Library, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, MX
Firm: Sasaki, Watertown, Massachusetts, US
Project: Alfred R. Goldstein Library, Sarasota, Florida, US
Firm: Shepley Bulfinch, Boston, Massachusetts, US
Outstanding Historic Renovation
Project: Beyazit State Library, Istanbul, TR
Firm: Tabanlioglu Architects, Istanbul, TR
Public Libraries - 30,000 sq. ft. and under
Project: Columbia Heights Library, Columbia Heights, Minnesota, US
Firm: HGA Architects and Engineers, Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Project: Columbus Metropolitan Library: Northside Branch, Columbus, Ohio, US
Firm: NBBJ, Seattle, Washington, US
Public Libraries - Over 30,000 sq. ft.
Project: Austin Central Library, Austin, Texas, US
Firm: Shepley Bulfinch, Lake | Flato Architects joint venture, Boston, Massachusetts, US
Special Libraries - 30,000 sq. ft. and under
Project: Hedrick Study at University of California, Los Angeles, California, US
Firm: Johnson Favaro, Culver City, California, US
Project: Moelis Family Grand Reading Room, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Firm: Gensler, Washington, District of Columbia, US