The International Interior Design Association and the Library Leadership and Management Association, a division of the American Library Association, has announced the St. Louis Public Library, Central Library has received a 2014 Library Interior Design Award in the Outstanding Historical Renovation category.

The recent rejuvenation of the century-old library increases public access, modernizes the building for the 21st-century and enhances its stature as a cultural treasure.

“Looking at the library project, I’m most proud of how we’ve created a solution where the new structure and existing building live in harmony,” said George Nikolajevich, FAIA, Design Principal. “The design feels natural…a really great place to visit and spent time. I take pride in knowing the design feels effortless and hope it proves timeless.”

The biennial Library Interior Design Awards seek to recognize international excellence in library Interior Design. Award winners are selected for demonstrating excellence in aesthetics, design, creativity, function and satisfaction of the client’s objectives.