Tuesday, October 10, 2017

School design winners chosen

School design entries will be on display at the Conference.
Two dozen school designs will be on display at the 2017 Joint Annual Conference, including those earning awards in the 29th annual 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. 21 at IASB offices in Springfield. This year’s jury chose one Award of Distinction winner, three Awards of Merit and five Honorable Mentions. Awards will be presented to the winning school districts and their architects Friday, Nov. 17, at the Joint Annual Conference.

School design entries invited to display in the Exhibition will be located in the Columbus ballroom hallway on the Grand Ballroom level of the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

The 2017 winners are:

AWARD OF DISTINCTION
  • Cordogan Clark & Associates, Inc. – John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School – West Aurora USD 129, Batavia PSD 101, East Aurora USD 131, Indian Prairie CUSD 204, Aurora University
AWARD OF MERIT
  • DLA Architects, Ltd. – Schiller Park Kennedy Elementary School – Schiller Park SD 81
  • Fanning Howey Associates, Inc. – Round Lake High School – Round Lake Area SD 116
  • Legat Architects, Inc. – Mundelein High School Science and Classroom Addition – Mundelein High SD 120
HONORABLE MENTION
  • DLA Architects, Ltd. – Lake Zurich High School, Studio C – Lake Zurich CUSD 95
  • Perkins + Will – Deerfield High School – Township HSD 113
  • Richard L. Johnson Associates, Inc. – Millikin K-5 Addition/remodel – CUSD 228
  • STR Partners LLC – Willow Grove Early Learning Center – Kildeer Countryside SD 96
  • Wight & Company – Valley View Early Childhood Center – Valley View CUSD 365U
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, 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. This service is available for use by IASB member school districts and their architectural firms. The file currently consists of a searchable computer database of more than 540 design projects submitted in previous Exhibitions.

School officials and architects can obtain additional details of any project in the database by contacting IASB at ext. 1105, or emailing a query to jnelson@iasb.com.