ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards Application Deadline Extended to April 3

Due to a significant number of inquiries about the awards, the deadline for application has been extended from March 30 to April 3.  This will be the last extension so please be sure to complete your application. Entry forms and official guidelines may be found at: or

Any library interior design project, small or large, completed between October 1, 2009 and October 1, 2011 may be entered. In addition, one category honors a project currently in the design phase and not under construction. Each project may be entered in only one category. Award categories include the following:

  • Public Libraries-30,000 square feet or smaller
  • Public Libraries-over 30,000 square feet
  • Academic Libraries-30,000 square feet or smaller
  • Academic Libraries-over 30,000 square feet
  • Special Libraries-30,000 square feet or smaller
  • Special Libraries-over 30,000 square feet
  • Outstanding Historic Renovation in Libraries
  • Single Spaces in Libraries- a project that focuses on a specific area or room
  • On the Boards- a project currently in the design phase and not under construction.

The winning projects are selected by a jury of design and library professionals. Winning designers and their library clients will be honored in an Awards Program at the 2012 ALA Annual meeting in Anaheim, and published in American Libraries and Contract.

The biennial awards honor excellence in library interior design and promote examples of extraordinary design reflected through innovative concepts. They are co-sponsored by the ALA and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).  The Buildings and Equipment Section (BES) of the Library Administration and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, administers the program in partnership with the IIDA.

For further information about submitting an entry, contact Jenny Palmer at or 312-379-5177.

Explore posts in the same categories: 2012 Annual, Awards, Buildings and Equipment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *