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IIDA and ALA Announce 2012 Library Interior Design Competition Winners
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the Library Leadership and management Association, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the winners of the 2012 Library Interior Design Competition. The biennial awards honor excellence in library interior design, not only for aesthetics and creativity, but also for how well the design meets client objectives. Seven winners and three honorable mentions were selected from projects across North America. The Best of Competition winner will be announced at the ALA Annual Conference on June 24 in Anaheim. Jurors were Charles Forrest, Emory University Libraries; Jim Griffo, IIDA, Gresham Smith & Partners; Dr. Susan E. Parker, UCLA Library; Stacy Reed, IIDA, Gensler; Dr. Frederick Schlipf, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Felice L. Silverman, IIDA, Silverman Trykowski Associates. “The overall quality of the submissions was of the highest level,” says Felice Silverman, IIDA. “Each project brought a unique solution to the everevolving concept of a library. The designers were faced with new functional and technological challenges, and responded with creativity and innovation.” Dr. Susan Parker adds, “These designs delivered fresh, imaginative, and comfortable spaces that have been designed, built, and furnished with a thoughtful understanding of the needs of the libraries’ constituent communities.” Three projects received honorable mention, including mattapan Branch Boston Public Library in mattapan, massachusetts by William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc. of Boston (in the Public Libraries, 30,000 Square Feet and Smaller category); Ramsey County Roseville Library in Roseville, minnesota by meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd. in minneapolis (in the Public Libraries Greater than 30,000 Square Feet category); and the Boston Public Library: Norman B. Leventhal map Center in Boston by Gensler’s Boston office (in the Single Space category). The seven projects shown here are the winners of each category.
1 Firm Joel Sanders Architect, New York Project Julian Street Library, Princeton University, New Jersey Category Academic Libraries, 30,000 Square Feet & Smaller Joel Sanders Architect designed a fluid connection between a vestibule and reading room at the Julian Street Library, a 1960s modernist building on the Princeton University campus. A teal color palette is applied across terraced platforms that lead to table workspace, all within dual ramps directed toward the reading room. Here, workspace is flexible to accommodate old and new media, so students can shift between zones as tasks dictate.
2 Firm Diamond Schmitt Architects / Evans Bertrand Hill Wheeler Architecture Inc., Toronto Project Academic Learning Library, Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario, Canada Category Academic Libraries, over 30,000 Square Feet This library is organized as three primary spaces around a skylight atrium. Book stacks are centralized along all three levels, flanked by separate study and service spaces. Broad exterior windows afford views of the surrounding natural landscape.
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Vancouver Community Library
Julia Ideson Library
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