Learning By Design Awards 2010 Education Design Grand Prize to EE&K Architects

Alexandria, VA – March 17, 2010 – LEARNING BY DESIGN has released its much‐anticipated Spring 2010 edition, which showcases the nation’s best education design and construction projects, from pre‐K to 12 to college and university facilities. Of all of the outstanding design projects chosen for publication in LEARNING BY DESIGN Spring 2010, 17 were selected for Grand Prize, Citation of Excellence, or Honorable Mention awards. For the Spring 2010 edition, there are two Grand Prize Award recipients: The School Without Walls, Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects, Washington, DC, and Poquoson Elementary, VMDO Architects, PC, Charlottesville, VA.

A jury of distinguished architects and educational facility planners reviewed and selected the outstanding projects that appear in the Spring 2010 edition and named this year’s honorees. The judges note that both Grand Prize award‐winning projects were strategically designed for maximum efficiency, down to the last details. Located in the nation’s capital within a cramped city block, The School Without Walls project is an addition to an existing high school. The project combines the 19th century Grant School Building with an impressive new addition that “brings out the best of the old building with a remarkable new building,” according to the judges. The judges praise the Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn design team for the skillful integration of the new and old buildings.

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"Schoolhouse of the Future" by Sean O'Donnell, Learning By Design Spring 2010