AIA Honors 11 Education Projects

Washington, DC, October 23, 2020-The American Institute of Architects' (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) is recognizing 11 projects for state-of-the-art designs of schools and learning centers.

Awards of Excellence were bestowed upon the following:

* Charles Library at Temple University, Philadelphia | Stantec | Snøhetta – Joint Venture

* Geffen Academy at UCLA, Los Angeles | KoningEizenberg Architecture

* The Lamplighter School Innovation Lab, Dallas | Marlon Blackwell Architects

* Linde Center for Music and Learning, Lenox, Massachusetts | William Rawn Associates, Architects

* Reeds Spring Middle School, Reeds Spring, Missouri | Dake Wells Architecture

* Tarbut V’Torah expansion, Irvine, California | LPA

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

* Amherst College New Science Center, Amherst, Massachusetts | Payette

* Canyon View High School, Waddell, Arizona | DLR Group

* MIT Theater Arts, Cambridge, Massachusetts | designLAB architects

* The Mubuga Primary School, Ruhengeri, Rwanda | MASS Design Group

* Salish Coast Elementary, Port Townsend, Washington | Integrus Architecture

In order 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.

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