Nominations for the 2020 Exhibition of Educational Environments Now Open

  • Date Posted
    May 20, 2020
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The annual Invitational Exhibition of Educational Environments (EEE), sponsored by the IASB Service Associates, is accepting nominations for outstanding school design projects. School projects that are submitted for the school design competition must be completed in time for the start of school in the fall of 2020.
The juried awards program will recognize school designs for instructional, recreational, administrative, or other use. Entries will be accepted for the following categories:
  •     New building
  •     Major addition
  •     Minor additions
  •     Major renovation or adaptive reuse
  •     Special project (historic preservation or sensitive rehab)
  •     Special project (small projects under $4 million, or single spaces)
  •     Special project (engineering solutions)
 All entries will be reviewed on a blind basis. The jury will be comprised of three architects chosen by the Service Associates and three school board members or administrators selected by IASB, all with experience in school facilities or design. Projects selected for the final exhibition will be displayed in November at the Joint Annual Conference in Chicago.
Those reviewing the projects will have complete freedom in selecting entries that best represent a statewide cross-section of school building designs of interest to exhibition attendees. The jury will give prime consideration to solutions of the stated educational program requirements.
Completed forms and associated fees for each project must be received in the IASB Springfield office by July 13. Preliminary materials are due by August 3. The jury will judge submissions on September 10.
Applications were emailed to district superintendents and school architects in early May. A fillable application with detailed instructions, exhibition criteria, and notable deadlines is available in the EEE Call for Entries.
School designs selected for the exhibition will be eligible for Award of Distinction, Award of Merit, or Honorable Mention honors. Entry fees will be refunded for entries not selected for the final exhibition.
For questions about the Exhibition of Educational Environments contact Britni Beck at, or (217) 528-9688, ext. 1131.