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What is the future of library interiors?
Jul 22, 2014

Based on the winners of the International Interior Design Association’s (IIDA) Library Interior Design Awards, the answer seems to be incredible, boundary pushing design.
“With the function of library spaces continually being reshaped and retooled to align with shifting end-user needs and advancing technologies, design in library interiors must evolve quickly and creatively,” said IIDA Executive VP and CEO Cheryl S. Durst.
What is the future of library interiors?
Queens Library project, Jamaica, New York
This year, the IIDA and the American Library Association (ALA) have awarded Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership along with 1100 Architect the Best of Competition winner of the 2014 Library Interior Design Awards for the Queens Library project in Jamaica, New York. The award was presented and celebrated at the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas on Sunday, June 29.
What is the future of library interiors?
Queens Library project, Jamaica, New York
The judging panel for the Library Interior Design Awards included Christy Cain, IIDA, RID, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Associate, Perkins+Will; Stasia Czech, IIDA, Senior Associate and Interior Designer, NBBJ; Jessica Kayongo, J.D., M.A, Anthropology & Interim Sociology Librarian, Hesburgh Libraries at the University of Notre Dame; and Richard Waters, MLS, Principal Consultant, Godfrey’s Associates, Inc.
Here’s a look at a few of the other entries from Boston to Houston to Finland:
What is the future of library interiors?
The Glenmore Christian Academy Library, Calgary, CA
What is the future of library interiors?
The Claire T. Carney Library, Boston
What is the future of library interiors?
Odegard Undergraduate Library, Seattle
What is the future of library interiors?
Midland Centennial Library, Midland, TX
What is the future of library interiors?
Julia Ideson Building, Houston
What is the future of library interiors?
James B. Hunt Library, North Carolina State University
What is the future of library interiors?
City Library in Seinajoki, Finland
The biennial Library Interior Design Awards honor international excellence in library interior design, and a demonstrated excellence in aesthetics, design, creativity, function, and satisfaction of the client’s objectives. Images of the Best of Competition project will be published in the September issues of Contract Magazine and American Libraries.

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