AASA Honors Architectural Firms at National Conference on Education

James Minichello

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San Diego, Calif. – Feb. 27, 2015 – AASA, The School Superintendents Association, honored today two architectural firms that have exemplified outstanding design and education purpose. The awards were presented at AASA’s 150th anniversary celebration during the organization’s National Conference on Education.

The awards are grouped in two categories:

The Shirley Cooper Award is presented to the project that best meets the educational needs of its students. This year’s honoree is studioMLA Architects for its design of the Penn State University Hort Woods Child Care Center/Lab School in College Park, Pa.

The Walter Taylor Award is presented to the project that best meets a difficult design challenge. This year’s honoree is: Integrus Architecture for its design of the STEM Secondary School in Redmond, Wash.

The Architectural Awards Program is a partnership between AASA, the American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education and the Council of Educational Facility Planners International.

Launched in 1949, the two awards have been bestowed on the projects that exemplify outstanding design and educational purpose.

For more information about the National Conference on Education, click here. 


About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association
, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.