The American Institute of Architects (AIA) honored 12 North American schools as part of its 2016 Education Facility Design Awards. The winners have the latest design concepts tailored specifically for students, from early to higher education, and professional development facilities.
Natural lighting, 1200 solar panels, and the use of sustainable materials are some of the design features of a new school in Farmington, Utah. Located in Davis School District, Odyssey Elementary School was also designed to obtain Gold certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
Over the years, architects have employed a variety of wall assembly design strategies to meet sound transmission class (STC) rating requirements on projects. Some of these methods have often been either excessively expensive or complicated to install properly.