The AIA's Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) announced nine winners for the 2015 edition of its annual Education Facility Design Awards program, which this year honored on projects imbued with flexible programs and collaborative teaching spaces. Multi-use staircases that do double function as amphitheaters and circulation were another trend in this year's batch of winning schools.
The jury for this year's Education Facility Design Awards was led by J. Stuart Pettitt, AIA, of Straub Pettitt Yaste Architects, and included William C. Ayers, an education advocate from Chicago ; Victoria S. Bergsagel, of Architects of Achievement, based in Mercer Island, Wa.; Mark Kranz, AIA, of SmithGroup JJR; and Robert Miklos, FAIA, of Boston's designLAB Architects.
Jury comment: " Co-located in the same building as a branch of the San Diego Public Library, this school is a wonderful expression of community partnerships and student-focused learning. Taking advantage of several surrounding amenities, it also shares its space with others. Multi-use spaces simultaneously allow for gathering and quiet reflection. "
For more images and information about each project, visit ARCHITECT 's Project Gallery.
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May 10, 2017