Interior Design Magazine Releases Best of Education & Culture Book

NEW YORK, December 15, 2014 — Interior Design magazine ( today announced the release of Best of Education & Culture ($49.95USD), an international compendium of extraordinary institutional design by leaders in the field.

As part of the magazine’s Best of book series (which also includes Best of Residential, Best of Hospitality and Best of Office), this oversized, hardcover visual feast is a must-have resource on the best design work being done across the educational and cultural sectors today. Best of Education & Culture spotlights 50 projects in 10 different countries on varying scale and locale—from a Torah-inspired synagogue in New York, to a technology-driven research facility in Antarctica. This inspiring compilation contains over three million square feet of design and is filled with projects from notable designers including Interior Design Hall of Fame members Deborah Berke, Shigeru Ban, Rand Elliot and more.

“Some of the most innovative and creative design work today is being done in institutions of learning, places of worship, summer camps and science labs—

fostering community and enriching the lives of its occupants,” says Interior Design Editor-in-Chief Cindy Allen. “With Best of Education & Culture, we celebrate groundbreaking institutional design.”

The Universe of Design Professionals research study led to the focus on education and culture for this latest book.  The study found that design firm fee revenue from cultural projects more than doubled over the past few years and that 42 percent of the total firms in the design industry are working on educational projects.

The book is divided into seven chapters, each focusing on different types of architecture and design: Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Libraries, Youth, Higher Education, Science and Technology and Sacred Spaces. Project coverage includes galleries, museums, studios, cinemas, theaters, schools, camps, dormitories, student centers, research labs, churches, synagogues and more.

Best of Education & Culture is available now on, Barnes & Noble and in select bookstores across the country for $49.95 USD. The book can be reviewed via private link:

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Best of Education & Culture Architecture & Design

216 pages, $49.95

362 photographs; 32 floor plans

ISBN: 978-0-9833263-5-9