Hayden Library receives ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Award

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

The Hayden Library renovation has received a 2022 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Award. This biennial competition recognizes excellence in library interior design and 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. Award winners were honored at the Annual ALA Annual Conference in Washington D.C., in June.

“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.” 

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