Welcome to Education Design Showcase

Recognizing outstanding architecture and design in education.

we must build better facilitiesGood designs don’t just happen; they are based on exhaustive research and the study of best practices. To help provide this information on what makes a “good” space for learning, SP&M and CP&M established the Education Design Showcase in 1999. It is a vehicle for sharing innovative, yet practical, solutions in planning, design and construction.

This year’s entries are good examples of what is being provided for today’s students at all of our educational levels. Two panels of judges — one examining the K-12 entries and one panel dedicated to the higher ed facilities — studied the submissions, and each panel chose a Grand Prize winner and Honorable Mentions for the projects that they felt were the most outstanding. The two Grand Prize winners are highlighted on pages 34 and 35, followed by all of the entries, in alphabetical order according to their level — K-12 and higher education.

We believe you will find that all of the projects reflect the exciting changes and trends in educational design that are needed to create the learning environments that we can be proud to provide for our students.

We invite you to browse the showcase of award-winning educational facilities across the United States to learn more about innovative, yet practical, solutions in planning, design and construction. 

2016 Education Design Showcase Featured Projects

Jordan Middle School Grand Prize Winner: Education Design Showcase 2016
Jordan Middle School
pK-12 Grand Prize Winner 2016 Education Design Showcase

Academic Innovation Center Grand Prize Winner: Education Design Showcase 2016
Academic Innovation Center
College/University Grand Prize Winner 2016 Education Design Showcase

River Terrace Education Campus Honorable Mention: Education Design Showcase 2016
River Terrace Education Campus
Honorable Mention Winner 2016 Education Design Showcase

Taubman Health Sciences Facility Renovation Honorable Mention: Education Design Showcase 2016
Taubman Health Sciences Facility Renovation
Honorable Mention Winner 2016 Education Design Showcase

Spring Lake Elementary
Spring Lake Elementary
Project of Distinction Winner 2016 Education Design Showcase

Crete-Monee Middle School
Crete-Monee Middle School
Project of Distinction Winner 2016 Education Design Showcase

Ben Franklin South Residence Hall
Ben Franklin South Residence Hall
Project of Distinction Winner 2016 Education Design Showcase

Hope Barber Shull Academic Resource Center
Hope Barber Shull Academic Resource Center
Project of Distinction Winner 2016 Education Design Showcase

Min H. Kao Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Building
The Min H. Kao Electrical Engineering & Computer Building
Project of Distinction Winner 2016 Education Design Showcase