Public gathering space at library entrance

The Charles Library at Temple University by Stantec and Snøhetta, a 2020 recipient, invites the surrounding Philadelphia community in to share its café and computing spaces.

As education continues to evolve, we must evaluate and measure our successes, and have an arena in which to test ideas. The Education Facility Design Awards provides an opportunity to engage in critical evaluation and experimentation, not as an end in itself, but in the context of our clients and their needs.

Recognized projects represent state-of-the-art learning environments, including early childhood, K-12, alternative, community and technical colleges, schools of higher education, corporate or other specialized training centers and non-traditional learning environments such as community centers, museums, libraries, nature centers, and interpretive centers.

This awards program is sponsored by the Committee on Architecture for Education, an AIA Knowledge Community.

 All entries must meet the following requirements:    

  • Projects may include new construction, additions, and  renovations.  
  • Entries are limited to projects that have been completed since January 1, 2016.    

Image credits

Public gathering space at library entrance

Michael Grimm Photography