13 Winning Projects of the 2011 CAE Educational Facility Design Award
13 educational and cultural facilities were selected by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE)  for this year’s CAE Educational Facility Design Awards, a design awards program that honours excellence in planning and design of the best practices in educational and community facilities.

13 awards were issued in three categories which include Citation, Merit and Excellence.

The 2011 CAE Educational Facility Design Awards jury includes: Peter C. Lippman, Assoc. AIA (jury chair), JCJ Architecture; R. Thomas Hille, AIA, Tabula Rasa Architecture + Design; Christian Long (Educator), Be Playful / Design & Studio; David Schrader, AIA, SchraderGroup and Susan Whitmer (Researcher), Herman Miller, Inc.

Excellence
SmithGroup - The Saguaro Building at Mesa Community College, Mesa, Arizona
Photograph: Bill TimmermanThe Saguaro Building works to organize an extraordinarily rich collection of program elements into a stimulating and visceral educational event. Photograph: Bill TimmermanPhotograph: Bill TimmermanComprised of a rare mix of science, campus and performance functions, the facility is sited on a picturesque and preserved desert campus....
 
GFS, Sustainable Urban Science Center, Philadelphia by SMP Architects
Photographs by HalkinThis project is a state-of-the-art lab classroom building that celebrates green strategies including rainwater harvesting, green roofs, and raingarden landscapes. {sidebar id=2} Photographs by HalkinFocusing the design on didactic opportunities, SMP Architects and the consultant team worked closely with the Germantown Friends School community to support student...
 
KPMB Architects - The Royal Conservatory’s TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning in Toronto
The Royal Conservatory of Music officially celebrates the completion of the new home for Canada’s premier music and arts educator on Sept. 25, 2009. The new TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning is the last jewel in the crown of Toronto’s Cultural Renaissance, a phenomenon...

Merit
VMDO Architects PC - The Center for Jefferson Fellows at The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia
Photograph: Prakash PatelThrough its rich interplay of spaces, the Center is designed to facilitate conversation, study, research and learning -- vital components of an intellectual community. Photograph: Prakash PatelPhotograph: Prakash PatelIt is meant to act as a source of inspiration, a place of interaction, and a locus for...
 
DLR Group - Marysville Getchell High School Campus in Marysville, Washington
Photograph: Chris J. RobertsNestled among second-growth trees and forest wetlands, the Marysville Getchell High School Campus stimulates a student’s senses with an innovative learning environment. Photograph: Chris-J-RobertsDLR Group’s design enables great flexibility in the administration of student-focused learning. The design arranges four, independent learning communities around a campus commons....
 
Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee - Park Shops in Raleigh, North Carolina
Photograph: James WestRather than tear down a 1914 campus building, this historic structure was gutted and transformed into a 21st century classroom building. Photograph: James WestWhere there were once welding classes there are now laboratories, long distance learning classrooms, advising offices, and an internet cafe. This multi-disciplinary facility mixes...
 
Ross Barney Architects - James I Swenson Civil Engineering Building in Duluth, Minnesota
Photograph: Kate Joyce StudiosThis project, a 35,300-square-foot LEED Gold certified building, has integrated sustainable strategies including; increased ventilation, use of low-emitting construction materials, advanced lighting control, advanced thermal comfort control, access to daylight and views for occupied spaces, and the use of an under-floor air distribution system. Photograph: Kate Joyce...
John Ronan Architects - Gary Comer College Prep in Chicago
Photograph: Steve HallThe spring green-colored metal cladding of this charter high school in a gritty Chicago neighborhood reflects the youth and optimism of its faculty and students. Photograph: Steve HallPerforated metal siding on the exterior serves as a sunscreen, and allows clear views from the interior...
 
Springfield Literacy Center in Springfield, Pennsylvania by Burt Hill, a Stantec Company
Photograph: Jeffrey TotaroThe design response for the new Literacy Center is singularly focused on enhancing literacy instruction. The building is situated on a site that is a natural oasis within the suburban community context. {sidebar id=2} Photograph: Jeffrey TotaroThe building design is infused into the landscape, naturally stepping with...
 
Platt Byard Dovell White Architects - The Learning Spring School, New York City
Photograph: Frederick CharlesLearning Spring School contains academic, athletic and special needs spaces arranged as an eight story vertical campus for children with autism. Photograph: Frederick CharlesA gymnasium, library and lunchroom are located on the bottom two floors. Classrooms are paired, sharing resource areas, study rooms and toilets. An aluminum...

Citation
LMN Architects - Paccar Hall: Phase I of the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business Expanded Campus...
The Foster School of Business is in the midst of a transformation, with a clearly articulated vision to become the top public business school in the nation. The overriding purpose of this multi-phase project is to convert the school’s current collection of outdated facilities-through new construction and renovation-into a cohesive education...
 
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill - St. Albans School, Marriott Hall in Washington, DC
Photograph: © Robert PolidoriThe design reinforces the primacy of the Olmsted landscape and the site’s principal icon, Washington National Cathedral. Photograph: © Robert PolidoriThe project, which includes 35,000 square feet of new space and an equal amount of renovated space, seamlessly interconnects previously disparate internal floor levels and external...
 
Harley Ellis Devereaux - Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center in Pasadena, California
Photograph: RMA photographyThe new permanent facility for Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center recently opened in an underserved neighborhood of northwest Pasadena. The new child development center is an inviting and economical facility for multi-generational learning. Comprising approximately 10,000-square-foot of converted factory space and over 5,000-square-foot of outdoor, age appropriate play...
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