IIDA Announces Best of Competition Winner of 2014 Library Interior Design Awards

Queens Library in Jamaica, N.Y. earns honor

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the American Library Association (ALA) proudly announce Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership with 1100 Architect as the Best of Competition winner of the 2014 Library Interior Design Awards for the Queens Library project in Jamaica, New York.

The biennial Library Interior Design Awards honor international excellence in library interior design, and a demonstrated excellence in aesthetics, design, creativity, function, and satisfaction of the client’s objectives. The Best of Competition award was presented and celebrated at the ALA Annual Conference amd Exhibition in Las Vegas.

“With the function of library spaces continually being reshaped and retooled to align with shifting end-user needs and advancing technologies, design in library interiors must evolve quickly and creatively,” IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP, said. “IIDA is pleased to once again join with the American Library Association to recognize and honor this project that pushes library Interior Design ahead in relevant, innovative, and meaningful ways.”

The judging panel for the Library Interior Design Awards included:

  • Christy Cain, IIDA, RID, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Associate, Perkins+Will
  • Stasia Czech, IIDA, Senior Associate and Interior Designer, NBBJ
  • Jessica Kayongo, J.D., M.A, Anthropology and Interim Sociology Librarian, Hesburgh Libraries at the University of Notre Dame
  • Richard Waters, MLS, Principal Consultant, Godfrey’s Associates, Inc.