|2013 IASB JOINT ANNUAL CONFERENCE|
Exhibition of Educational Environments Awards
Top school designs chosen in ‘EEE’ awards competition
Winning school designs will be on display at the 2013 Joint Annual Conference, including those earning awards in the Invitational Exhibition of Educational Environments, sponsored by IASB Service Associates.
The awards were made by a blind jury pool of architects and superintendents on Sep. 12 at IASB offices in Springfield. This year’s jury chose two Award of Distinction winners (the top winners), three Awards of Merit and three Honorable Mentions. Awards will be presented to the winning school districts and their architects Friday, Nov. 22, at the Joint Annual Conference. All 18 projects entered in the competition will be displayed throughout the three-day conference.
The winners this year are:
Award of Distinction
- Wight & Company
Iroquois Community School
Des Plaines CCSD 62
- BLDD Architects
Washington CHSD 308 Addition and Renovation
Washington CHSD 308
Award of Merit
- Cannon Design
A. E. Stevenson High School Information and Learning Center
Adlai E. Stevenson HSD 125
- DLA Architects, Ltd.
Homewood Flossmoor CHSD
TV/Radio Studio Renovation
Homewood Flossmoor CHSD 233
- Legat Architects
Niles North High School Aquatics Center
Niles THSD 219
Benjamin Elementary School
McLean County Unit District 5
- Dewberry Architects
Brimfield High School
Brimfield CUSD 309
- DLA Architects, Ltd.
Ridgewood High School Auditorium Renovation
Ridgewood HSD 234
Criteria for award submissions included: program/challenge met, how the facility meets 21st century education environmental needs; design; unique energy efficiency or green features; and safety (including passive security design and traffic patterns). To be eligible to win this year, construction projects had to be completed in time for occupancy with the start of school this fall.
At the conclusion of this year’s conference, all of the projects on display will be added to the 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 450 design projects involving Illinois public schools.
School officials and architects may use this service by calling the IASB Communications Department, ext. 1131. Or email a query to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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