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12 Projects Win 2017 AIA Education Facility Design Awards

16:10 - 15 September, 2017
12 Projects Win 2017 AIA Education Facility Design Awards, Bates Technical College -Advanced Technology Center; Tacoma, Washington / McGranahan Architects. Image © Dane Gregory Meyer
Bates Technical College -Advanced Technology Center; Tacoma, Washington / McGranahan Architects. Image © Dane Gregory Meyer

The American Institute of Architects (AIA)'s Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) has announced the winners of the 2017 CAE Education Facility Design Awards, honoring the year’s best educational facilities that “serve as an example of a superb place in which to learn, furthering the client’s mission, goals, and educational program, while demonstrating excellence in architectural design.”

“Education continues to evolve, and the projects from this year’s Education Facility Design Awards program—presented by the AIA and the Committee on Architecture for Education—represent the state-of-the-art learning environments being developed in today's learning spaces,” explain the AIA. “These projects showcase innovation across the entire learning continuum, displaying how today's architects are creating cutting-edge spaces that enhance modern pedagogy.”

See the 12 winning projects, after the break.

How to Design School Restrooms for Increased Comfort, Safety and Gender-Inclusivity

09:30 - 15 November, 2016
Northwood Elementary School in the Mercer Island School District. Image © Benjamin Benschneider
Northwood Elementary School in the Mercer Island School District. Image © Benjamin Benschneider

This article was originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Why Architects Must Rethink Restroom Design in Schools."

"Gang style" bathrooms, in which rows of stalls are installed opposite rows of wash basins and designated only for males or for females, have been de rigueur in educational facilities for the last hundred years. They involve predictable plumbing, mechanical exhaust, and fixture costs. Short doors and divider walls allow for the passive monitoring of behavior.

Relinquishing this traditional bathroom model is daunting, since individual toilet rooms can significantly increase costs through additional plumbing, ductwork, ventilation, partitions, doors and hardware. These designs many times require additional space, trigger further ADA compliance, and invalidate some USGBC LEED points. Moreover, school districts typically have limited budgets, established facilities, and deep-rooted social practices.

Wilkes Elementary School / Mahlum

01:00 - 10 February, 2015
Wilkes Elementary School / Mahlum, © Jeremy Bittermann
© Jeremy Bittermann

© Jeremy Bittermann ©  Benjamin Benschneider ©  Benjamin Benschneider ©  Benjamin Benschneider + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    12781 Madison Avenue Northeast, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, USA
  • Principal-in-Charge

    Gerald (Butch) Reifert AIA
  • Managing Principal

    David Mount AIA
  • Project Designer

    JoAnn Wilcox AIA
  • Project Architect

    Jesse Walton AIA
  • Project Team

    Dwayne Epp AIA, James Steel AIA, Cristine Ross Traber AIA, Amy Noe IIDA
  • Interior Designer

    NCIDQ, Masako Wada IIDA
  • Area

    64450.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Pediatric Emergency Department At Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center / Mahlum

01:00 - 23 October, 2014
Pediatric Emergency Department At Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center / Mahlum, © Ben Benschneider
© Ben Benschneider

© Ben Benschneider © Ben Benschneider © Ben Benschneider © Ben Benschneider + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    101 West 8th Avenue, Spokane, WA 99204, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Gerald (Butch) Reifert, FAIA
  • Project Manager

    Gary Signs, AIA
  • Project Designer

    Pierce McVey, AIA, LEED AP
  • Area

    28000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013

Nathan Hale High School Modernization / Mahlum

01:00 - 20 October, 2014
Nathan Hale High School Modernization  / Mahlum, © Benjamin Benschneider
© Benjamin Benschneider

© Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    10750 30th Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA 98125, United States
  • Area

    204000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Mt. Hood Community College Early Childhood Center / Mahlum

01:00 - 17 September, 2014
Mt. Hood Community College Early Childhood Center / Mahlum, © Lincoln Barbour
© Lincoln Barbour

© Lincoln Barbour © Lincoln Barbour © Lincoln Barbour © Lincoln Barbour + 11

  • Architects

  • Location

    26000 Southeast Stark Street, Gresham, OR 97030, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Diane Shiner AIA LEED AP
  • Area

    22751.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

West Campus Student Housing / Mahlum

00:00 - 31 July, 2013
West Campus Student Housing / Mahlum, © Benjamin Benschneider
© Benjamin Benschneider

© Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    University of Washington Plaza, Seattle, WA 98105, United States
  • MEP Engineers

    PAE Consulting Engineers
  • Structural Engineers

    Coughlin Porter Lundeen
  • Landscape Architects

    Gustafson Guthrie Nichol LLC
  • Civil Engineers

    SVR Design Company
  • Builders

    Walsh Construction Co., W.G. Clark Construction Co.
  • Area

    668800.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs