IIDA Reveals Library Interior Design Award Winners

The Commercial Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the American Library Association (ALA) have announced the winners of the Library Interior Design Award for 2022.

The biennial competition recognizes excellence in library interior design and promotes examples of extraordinary design reflected in innovative concepts in nine categories. Entries were reviewed by a committee of interior design and library professionals: Toni Garvey, IIDA, Founder and Director of Garvey Library Consulting; Collins Cooper Carusi Architects Principal, Fiona Grandowski, IIDA, AIA; and Hollis + Miller Architects Associate Interior Designer, Hillary L’Ecuyer, IIDA.

“Libraries are one of the most challenging and remarkable projects designers can undertake because they need to create a shared, versatile space that continually inspires and facilitates learning for a community,” said Vice-Chancellor. Executive President and CEO of IIDA, Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. IFAD. “These winning projects connected fair use and created strong community ties. Through such important work, the future of library design can serve as a stimulating inspiration for other segments of the built environment.

The recipients of the 2022 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards are:

University Libraries – 30,000 square feet or less

Project: Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine Renovations, Harvard Medical School
Solidify: Shepley’s Bulfinch

interior designProject: River library
Solidify: Design Action

University Libraries – Over 30,000 square feet

interior designProject: Hayden Library
Solidify: Kennedy and Violoche Architecture

Exceptional historic renovation project

interior design Project: North York Central Library Interior Renovation
Solidify: Diamond Schmitt

interior design Project: Old post office swap idea
Solidify: HDR Architects (RDHA)

Public libraries — 30,000 square feet or less

interior designProject: Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library Renovation
Solidify: Useful, Inc.

Public Libraries – Over 30,000 square feet

interior designProject: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Solidify: Mecanoo in collaboration with Beyer Blinder Belle

interior designProject: Fairfield Area Library
Solidify: Quinn Evans

Special Libraries – 30,000 square feet and under

renovationProject: Western Reserve Historical Society Research Library Renovation
Solidify: AECOM

patternProject: The Beehive
Solidify: Integration Architecture

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