VLK Architects receives Outstanding Project Award and National Recognition for the Marine Creek Middle School
Post originally from by Learning by Design Magazine
Cleveland, OH – April 1, 2020 –VLK Architects (Fort Worth, TX) has received an Outstanding Project Award for excellence in educational facility design in the spring 2020 edition of LEARNING BY DESIGN, the premier source for education design innovation and excellence. The Marine Creek Middle School (Fort Worth, TX) has been recognized by Learning By Design magazine for its architectural and interior design and for having next generation benchmark type design and planning features worthy of imitation.
LEARNING BY DESIGN’s distinguished spring 2020 jury of five architects and end-user’s applauded VLK Architects for its accomplishment in designing the Marine Creek Middle School. All projects included in this edition are each peer-reviewed. The jury discusses and looks for in the project unique and or new concepts being implemented to improve education facility building design. Projects such as the Marine Creek Middle School are scored on six measures: Innovation, Community Need, Interior Design, Sustainability, Functional Design, and 21st Century Learning.
The Jury comments about this project included: “The plan organization clarity is commendable. Nice separation between the classrooms and public spaces, and the connection of front entry and rear entry to play areas. The use of carpet and natural elements support acoustics. The learning stairs are a positive addition. The casual seating throughout the space and the open library concept are innovative and support learning throughout the complex, as do the maker spaces. The generous use of light is extraordinary.”
LEARNING BY DESIGN, published in the Spring, Summer, Fall each year circulates to more than 50,000 leaders and decision makers at all levels of education—from early childhood and elementary schools, career-technical, college, and university-level institutions across the United States. For more details and to access the magazine’s digital edition, visit: www.learningbydesignmagazine.com.
In the fall of 2020, LEARNING BY DESIGN will publish its October Architectural and Interior Design Awards of Excellence edition. This issue will feature a new group of recently activated or designed Pre-K to 12 schools and college/university facilities. Editorial will focus in on education design research, transforming environments for socialization and pedagogy, and includes a report from DIALOGUES 2020.
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