Enlightening Libraries: Student Design Competition

Sponsor: AIAS, Kawneer

Type: Student, ideas

Language: English

Eligibility: All architecture and design students worldwide may enter. Additionally, young designers that have graduated within 18 months of the registration deadline may enter.

Fee: Free for AIAS member. $10 for non-members.


14 October 2012: Registration Deadline

29 November 2012: Submissions deadline


First Place – $3000

Second Place – $1500

Third Place – $750

Three honorable mentions – $500 each

Design Challenge:

Libraries are no longer being thought of as a musty, silent holding area for books. Instead, technology is paving the way for libraries to emerge as a digital repository of information, gaming areas, and community centers. Create a space that emphasizes natural light, sustainability, education, and community while representing a new understanding of what the future of a library will be.

Website: http://kawneer.aias.org/program/