DLA receives an Outstanding Project Award for the New Washington Elementary School

The Washington Elementary School has been recognized as an award-winning benchmark facility for its incorporation of next generation learning space design and planning methodologies. The built environment characteristics found in this project are worthy of replication by other educators and design professionals creating learning spaces.

All awarded entries in the Fall 2022 awards edition of LEARNING BY DESIGN magazine (LBD) have been peer ­reviewed by a jury of seven endorsed AIA-CAE, A4LE and LBD education design professionals.

All awards program entries such as the Washington Elementary School are scored on six submission criteria:

  • Innovation
  • Community Needs
  • Interior Design
  • Sustainability
  • Functional Design
  • Next Generation Learning

The judges determine each project worthiness, unique qualities, and the architectural design and planning concepts that were successfully implemented related to pedagogy and community wellbeing. LEARNING BY DESIGN’s jury of peer-based education architectural design experts applauded DLA Architects, Ltd. for its accomplishment in designing the Washington Elementary School in meeting or exceed the majority of the six submission criteria.

The Washington Elementary School will be featured in the print and digital version of the October 2022 edition LEARNING BY DESIGN Magazine. The magazine reaches more than 50,000 professionals at all levels of education and facility design-from early childhood and elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, combined grade-level schools, career-vocational Education centers, and two and four-year institutions of higher education throughout the United States.

New Washington Elementary School -

Learning By Design Jury
“I love the building and the diagrams provided for review. The slide in the media center is fun for students and a wonderful way to create positive attitudes toward school. The integration of art, music and other focused curriculum spaces intermixed and among the learning hubs in lieu of being in a separate zone or wing is exciting. Exciting to see all the stakeholders come together to establish a vision and for the building to support the change in pedagogy.”