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2018 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards

The Competition

The ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards honors excellence in library interior design and promotes examples of extraordinary design reflected through innovative concepts.

Entry Information

Any interior designer, interior architect, or architect, based in the U.S. or internationally, may submit design project(s). Any library interior design project completed after October 1, 2016 is eligible for this competition. Projects previously published are acceptable. 

Review the competition guidelines.

Important Dates

The ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards take place biennially. Submissions open Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

The ALA Annual Conference will be held June 25-30, 2020, in Chicago.


Winners and their clients will be honored at the 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Winning entries are displayed on the IIDA website and published in Contract and American Libraries. Winning firms recieve official digital assets, including competition winner logos, to promote the award, and are featured on IIDA social media to 300,000 followers and in the official press release distributed to leading industry outlets and media partners.


For questions or more information, contact Clare Socker at


IIDA Designer Dialogue

The IIDA Designer Dialogue series delves into the interior design process of some of the most celebrated projects submitted to IIDA competitions.

The Chinatown Branch of the Chicago Public Library in Chicago, Illinois, designed by the firm, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, won Best of Competition in the 2016 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards. Learn about the inspiration and process behind the library's design.


2018 Winners