Showcase your library’s interior design work by applying for the ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards 2022

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures and the Commercial Interior Design Association (IIDA) are now accepting nominations for the 9th Annual IIDA/ALA Library Interior Design Awards, recognizing excellence in library interior design and promoting extraordinary interior spaces in nine categories. Winners and their customers will be honored and introduced at an awards ceremony at the ALA’s annual conference in Washington DC. The deadline for submission is April 14.

Open to any interior designer, interior designer or architect, the IIDA/ALA Library Interior Design Awards highlight library interior design projects in the following categories:

  • Public libraries, small: 30,000 square feet or less
  • Public libraries, large: more than 30,000 square feet
  • University libraries, small: 30,000 square feet or less
  • Academic libraries, large: over 30,000 square feet
  • Special, small libraries: 30,000 square feet or less
  • Special, large libraries: more than 30,000 square feet
  • Exceptional 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

Projects must be completed during or after October 2019. Previously published projects will also be accepted. Additionally, design-stage library projects are welcome and can be submitted in the “On the Boards” category.

For more information and to submit an entry for the IIDA/ALA Library Interior Design Awards, please visit the ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards 2022 webpage.

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