Today, the AIA’s Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) announced twelve winners for the 2016 edition of its annual Education Facility Design Awards program. This year's slew of awards illustrate an emphasis on innovative building technologies and a fundamental connection to surrounding communities.

The jury for the awards was led by Karina Ruiz, AIA, principal at Portland, Ore. and Seattle–based DOWA-IBI Group Architects; Christina Alvarez, CEO of public charter school Delaware Design-Lab High Schools, located across the The First State; Helena L. Jubany, FAIA, at Spokane, Wash–based firm NAC Architecture; Bruce Lindsey, AIA, deane of architecture at Washington University in St. Louis' Sam Fox School; Zachary Neubauer, student at the University of Portland in Portland, Ore.; and Steve Ziger, AIA, partner of Baltimore, Md.–based Ziger/Snead Architects.

For moreinformation about each winner, click on the project names below.

Awards of Excellence

Albert Vecerka/ESTO

Henderson-Hopkins School, in Baltimore, Md., by Rogers Partners

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Mundo Verde Billingual Public Charter School, in Washington, D.C., by Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

Mark Herboth Photography

Regional Plant 2 Teaching Facility, in Raleigh, N.C., by Clark Nexsen

The Richard Ivey Building at dusk
Nikolas Koenig The Richard Ivey Building at dusk

Richard Ivey Building, Western University, in London, Ontario, Canada, by Hariri Pontarini Architects

Jonathan Hillyer

Seton Hill Arts Center, Seton Hill University, in Greensburg, Penn., by Design Lab Architects and BSHM Architects

An exterior view at dusk of the new Steven L. Anderson Design Center and Vol Walker Hall in the background.
Timothy Hursley An exterior view at dusk of the new Steven L. Anderson Design Center and Vol Walker Hall in the background.

Vol Walker Hall Renovation & The Steven L. Anderson Design Center, University of Arkansas, in Fayetteville, Ark., by Marlon Blackwell Architects and Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

Awards of Merit

Garrett Rowland

Dwight-Englewood School Hajjar STEM Center, in Englewood, N.J., by Gensler

Tim Hursley

Fayetteville High School Addition and Renovation, in Fayetteville, Ark., by Hight Jackson Associates, DLR Group, and Marlon Blackwell Architects

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GateWay Community College Integrated Education Building, in Phoenix, by SmithGroupJJR

Bruce T. Martin

Harvard Business School, Tata Hall, in Boston, by William Rawn Associates

Lake|Flato Architects

Indian Springs School, in Birmingham, Ala., by Lake|Flato Architects and Architecture Works

Kennedy Child Study Center, in East Harlem, N.Y., by Pell Overton Architects