Call for Entries: 2024 Exhibition of Educational Environments

  • Date Posted
    May 8, 2024
  • Category
IASB is announcing the call for entries for the 2024 Exhibition of Educational Environments, sponsored by the IASB Service Associates. The juried awards program recognizes school designs for instructional, recreational, administrative, or other use. Eligible projects must be new or renovated facilities owned or operated by or for an Illinois public school district. Eligible entrants include architects and other design professionals.

All entries will be reviewed by a jury comprised of three architects and three school board members or administrators. Projects nominated by the jury for the final exhibition are displayed at the IASB•IASA•IASBO Joint Annual Conference in Chicago. Projects are eligible for Award of Distinction, Award of Merit, or Honorable Mention honors.

Entries are evaluated based on criteria including program/challenge, how the facility meets 21st-century education environmental needs, design, and energy reduction and sustainable design features. The criteria also includes safety except in the review of  renovation/rehab/special projects. Project will be selected for exhibition in the following categories:
  • New Building
  • Major Addition
  • Minor Additions (Under 10,000 gsf)
  • 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

Competition details are available at Educational Environments on the IASB website. For more information, email Bridget Kusturin or call (217) 528-9688, ext. 1113.