WASHINGTON – April 11, 2019 - The American Institute of Architects' (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) is recognizing nine projects for state-of-the-art designs of schools and learning centers.

The Education Facility Design Award jury selected four facilities for its Awards of Excellence and five projects for its Awards of Merit. Complete details for each project are available on AIA’s website.

In order to be eligible for AIA’s Awards of Excellence, the architect must demonstrate exemplary practice. Additionally, the design must meet a host of criteria, including enhancing learning in classrooms; balancing function with aesthetics; establishing a connection with the environment; being respectful of the surrounding community; demonstrating high-level planning in the design process; and integrating sustainability in a holistic fashion. Awards of Excellence were bestowed upon the following:

Crosstown High School, Memphis | ANF Architects
San Francisco Art Institute at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco | Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
Magnolia Montessori for All, Austin, Texas | Page
Daniels Building at One Spadina, The University of Toronto, Toronto | NADAAA, Inc, Associate Architect: Adamson Associates Architects
Projects selected for the Awards of Merit are recognized for being of superior quality. This year’s recipients include:

Rutgers University-Camden: Nursing and Science Building, Camden, New Jersey | Perkins Eastman, Associate Architect: NELSON Architects
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, New York | WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism
IIT Innovation Center (aka Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship), Chicago | John Ronan Architects
MIT.nano, Cambridge, Massachusetts | Wilson Architects Inc.
University of British Columbia Aquatic Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia | MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects and Acton Ostry Architects
Visit AIA’s website for more information on the Education Facility Design Awards.