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Exhibition of Educational Environments Awards

Cannon Design, a Chicago architectural firm, is the top winner in the school design competition sponsored by IASB Service Associates, in the annual Exhibition of Educational Environments.

Winning school designs were on display at the 2012 Joint Annual Conference, including those earning awards in this judged competition.

The awards were chosen by a blind jury pool of architects and superintendents on Sep. 13 at IASB offices in Springfield. This year’s jury chose one Award of Distinction (the top winner), three Awards of Merit, and two Honorable Mentions.

The award-winning designers, and their project schools and districts:

Award of Distinction

  • Cannon Design, for Carrie Busey Elementary School, Champaign Unit 4 School District

Award of Merit

  • Wight & Company, for Orchard Place Elementary School Additions & Alterations, Des Plaines CCSD 62
  • DLA Architects, Ltd., for Ridgewood High School Sound Abatement, Ridgewood HSD 234
  • Wight & Company, for South Elementary School, Des Plaines CCSD 62

Honorable Mention

  • Healy, Bender & Associates, Inc., for Isaac Singleton Elementary School, Joliet Public School District 86
  • FGM Architects, Inc., for Sycamore Middle School Addition/Renovation, Sycamore CUSD 427

The award of Distinction was presented at the first general session of the Joint Annual Conference. All 19 participating projects were displayed in the Columbus Ballroom hallway, just around the corner from the Bookstore in the Hyatt East Tower.

All of the projects on display were added to IASB’s School Design Data File. A service developed by IASB for its Service Associates organization, it is available for use by IASB member school districts and their architectural firms. The file currently consists of a detailed computer database on over 459 design projects involving Illinois public schools.

School officials and architects may use this service by calling the IASB at ext. 1105, or by emailing .


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