AIA honors cutting-edge school designs

November 2, 2020

Designed by Stantec and Snøhetta, the Charles Library at Temple University, Philadelphia, is a 2020 recipient of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA’s) Education Facility Design Award. Photo © Michael Grimm Photography[1]
Designed by Stantec and Snøhetta, the Charles Library at Temple University, Philadelphia, is a 2020 recipient of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA’s) Education Facility Design Award.
Photo © Michael Grimm Photography

The American Institute of Architects[2]’ (AIA’s) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) has recognized 11 projects for state-of-the-art designs of schools and learning centers.

The Education Facility Design Award jury selected six facilities for its Awards of Excellence and five projects for its Awards of Merit.

To be eligible for AIA’s Awards of Excellence, the architect must demonstrate exemplary practice. Additionally, the design must meet a host of criteria, including enhancing learning in classrooms; balancing function with aesthetics; establishing a connection with the environment; being respectful of the surrounding community; demonstrating high-level planning in the design process; and integrating sustainability in a holistic fashion. Awards of Excellence were bestowed on the following:

Projects selected for the Awards of Merit are recognized for being of superior quality. This year’s recipients include:

Click here[16] for more information on the Education Facility Design Awards.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.constructionspecifier.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Opener-32.jpg
  2. American Institute of Architects: https://www.aia.org/
  3. Charles Library: https://www.constructionspecifier.com/snohetta-designed-library-opens-at-pennsylvania-university/
  4. Stantec: https://www.stantec.com/en
  5. Snøhetta: https://snohetta.com/
  6. KoningEizenberg Architecture: https://www.kearch.com/
  7. Marlon Blackwell Architects: https://www.marlonblackwell.com/
  8. William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc.: https://rawnarch.com/
  9. Dake Wells Architecture: https://www.dake-wells.com/
  10. LPA,  Inc.: https://lpadesignstudios.com/
  11. Payette: https://www.payette.com/
  12. DLR Group: https://www.dlrgroup.com/home/
  13. designLAB architects: http://www.designlabarch.com/
  14. MASS Design Group: https://massdesigngroup.org/
  15. Integrus Architecture: https://www.integrusarch.com/
  16. here: https://www.aia.org/awards/7311-education-facility-design-awards

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