2022 School Design Awards Announced

  • Date Posted
    September 26, 2022
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EEE judging panel at work.Architects and school administrators met on September 15 to judge the 2022 Exhibition of Educational Environments competition sponsored by the IASB Service Associates. Awards go to projects representing innovative design solutions both in new construction and renovation of public school facilities. In total, 17 school designs were considered by the jury .

Two school design projects have been named 2022 Award of Distinction winners. Earning this highest honor was Wight & Company for the design of major additions to Downers Grove North and South High Schools Master Facility Plan in Community High SD 99.

Also taking the top Award of Distinction was DLA Architects, Ltd. for work on the new Washington Elementary School in Schiller Park SD 81.

A total of seven projects were selected to receive awards. In addition to the Award of Distinction, the jury chose two projects for Awards of Merit and three Honorable Mention recipients. The award winners and all the entries submitted for the 2022 Exhibition of Educational Environments are listed below.

Awards recognize outstanding examples of school design and planning. Criteria considered for each project include challenges met, design, energy use reduction, safety, and how well each facility meets the educational needs of students. To be eligible, construction had to be completed in time for occupancy with the start of the 2022-2023 school year.
Projects were submitted by design firms with permission from their school district clients. Entries in this year’s competition re invited to display at the Joint Annual Conference November 18-20 in the Grand Hall, East Tower of the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
All entries will be added to IASB’s School Design File, a collection of data, illustrations, and commentary featuring more than 600 EEE entries.

Award of Distinction
Downers-Grove-North-and-South-High-Schools-Master-Facility-Plan-ProjectsDowners Grove North and South High Schools Master Facility Plan Projects
Community High SD 99
Wight & Company

Schiller-Park-SD-81New Washington Elementary School
Schiller Park SD 81
DLA Architects, Ltd.

Award of Merit
Edison Elementary School
Elmhurst CUSD 205
Wight & Company
Johns Hill Magnet School
Decatur SD 61
BLDD Architects, Inc.
Honorable Mention
Caruso Middle School
Deerfield SD 109
GreenAssociates, Inc.
Central School Addition and Renovations
Lemont-Bromberek SD 113A
STR Partners LLC

Lake Zurich High School Renovation
Lake Zurich CUSD 95
DLA Architects, Ltd.
Additional 2022 EEE Projects Invited to Display
Central School
Glencoe SD 35
GreenAssociates, Inc.
Evergreen Park LRC Renovation
Evergreen Park CHSD 231
SPM Architects, Inc.
Innovation Center at Western Trails Elementary School
CCSD 93 (Bloomingdale)
ARCON Associates, Inc.
John Hancock College Preparatory High School
Chicago SD 299
Legat Architects and Urban Works
Oak Park and River Forest High School Project 1
Oak Park-River Forest HSD 200
FGM Architects Inc.
Prairie Trails Early Learning Center
River Trails SD 26
FGM Architects Inc.
Proviso West High School, Advanced Manufacturing Lab
Proviso THSD 209
Perkins & Will
STEM Lab at Bannockburn School
Bannockburn SD 106
ARCON Associates, Inc.
Vernon Hills High School Additions & Renovations
CHSD 128 (Vernon Hills)
STR Partners LLC
Woodlawn Middle School Solar Array
Kildeer-Countryside CCSD 96
Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. and Performance Services