Cutting-edge designs receive AIA’s Education Facility Design Award
- May 15, 2021
- Posted by: Alan Hageman
- Category: News
The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) is recognizing ten projects with its Education Facility Design Awards for state-of-the-art designs of schools and learning centers.
In order to be eligible for the Awards of Excellence, the architect must demonstrate exemplary practice and 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 upon the following:
- Chatham University Eden Hall Campus; Richland Township, Pennsylvania | Mithun
- Haverford College Visual Culture, Arts, and Media Building; Haverford, Pennsylvania | MSR Design
- Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre (KTTC); Peterborough, Ontario, Canada | Perkins+Will Canada Inc.
- Memphis Teacher Residency (MTR); Memphis, Tennessee | archimania
- Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab; Allston, Massachusetts | Shepley Bulfinch
- The Frick Environmental Center; Pittsburgh | Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
- Tsinghua Ocean Center; Shenzhen, China | Open Architecture
- University of Iowa Voxman Music Building; Iowa City | LMN Architects
Projects selected for the Awards of Merit are recognized for being of superior quality. This year’s recipients include:
The CAE honored each of the recipients at its Building Community Through Education Conference in Baltimore on Friday, April 13.