Thaden Bike Barn-03

2023 AIA Education Facility Design Award Recipient, Thaden Bike Barn, Bentonville, Ark.; Architect: Marlon Blackwell Architects

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, 2018.    

Image credits

Thaden Bike Barn-03

Timothy Hursley