What’s New

Fall 2022

Hayden Library's first floor with green upholstered chairs in the foreground; the central staircase is seen from below and large windows are on the right

Photo: John Horner

Hayden Library Wins ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Award
The 2022 Library Interior Design Awards, a biennial competition recognizing excellence in library interior design, is presented by the American Library Association and IIDA, a commercial interior design association. The Hayden Library renovation, designed by Kennedy & Violich Architecture, won in the category of academic libraries over 30,000 square feet. “Libraries are one of the most challenging and remarkable projects that designers can take on as they need to create a shared, multi-use space that continually inspires and facilitates learning for a community,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst. “These winning projects connected equitable use and created strong community connections.”

Lewis Music Library to Host Visiting Artist
The Lewis Music Library received a grant from MIT’s Center for Art, Science & Technology to host an artist residency this fall with Andreas Refsgaard, a renowned Danish digital artist exploring the intersection of coding and the arts and humanities. As part of the 2-3 week residency, “Machine Learning and the Arts,” Refsgaard will present a sound installation, exhibit, and artist talk, lead interactive workshops, and visit music technology classes taught by MIT faculty such as Eran Egozy and Ian Hattwick.