The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) is recognizing nine projects for designs of schools and learning centers.
The Education Facility Design Award jury selected four facilities for its Awards of Excellence and five projects for its Awards of Merit. Complete details for each project are available on the AIA website.
In order to be eligible for the AIA Awards of Excellence, an 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 upon the following:
- Crosstown High School, Memphis, ANF Architects
- San Francisco Art Institute at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
- Magnolia Montessori for All, Austin, Texas, Page
- Daniels Building at One Spadina, The University of Toronto, Toronto, NADAAA Inc, Associate Architect: Adamson Associates Architects
Projects selected for the Awards of Merit are recognized for being of superior quality. The recipients this year are:
- Rutgers University-Camden: Nursing and Science Building, Camden, N.J., Perkins Eastman, Associate Architect: NELSON Architects
- Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, New York, WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism
- IIT Innovation Center (Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship), Chicago, John Ronan Architects
- MIT.nano, Cambridge, Mass., Wilson Architects Inc.
- University of British Columbia Aquatic Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects and Acton Ostry Architects