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
Project: River library
Solidify: Design Action
University Libraries – Over 30,000 square feet
Project: Hayden Library
Solidify: Kennedy and Violoche Architecture
Exceptional historic renovation project
Project: North York Central Library Interior Renovation
Solidify: Diamond Schmitt
Project: Old post office swap idea
Solidify: HDR Architects (RDHA)
Public libraries — 30,000 square feet or less
Project: Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library Renovation
Solidify: Useful, Inc.
Public Libraries – Over 30,000 square feet
Project: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Solidify: Mecanoo in collaboration with Beyer Blinder Belle
Project: Fairfield Area Library
Solidify: Quinn Evans
Special Libraries – 30,000 square feet and under
Project: Western Reserve Historical Society Research Library Renovation
Project: The Beehive
Solidify: Integration architecture