DLA receives an Outstanding Project Award for renovating Elementary School Library

We’re proud to share that the design of the Farmington Central Elementary School Library Renovation (Farmington, IL) has been recognized as an award-winning benchmark facility for its incorporation of next generation learning space design and planning methodologies.

A jury of vetted education design professionals found the built environment characteristics in this project worthy of replication by other educators and design professionals who create, have oversight of, and operate spaces for learning.

Projects in the competition such as the Farmington Central Elementary School Library Renovation are scored on six submission criteria:

  • Design Challenges and Innovation;
  • Sustainability and Social Impact;
  • Interior Architecture/Design;
  • Next Generation Learning;
  • Functional Design/Effective space Planning; and
  • Community Needs.

The judges determine each project’s worthiness, unique qualities, and the architectural design and planning concepts that were successfully implemented.

Learning By Design’s jury of five education, architecture, and facility design experts applauded DLA Architects, Ltd. for its accomplishment in designing the Farmington Central Elementary School Library Renovation.

The Farmington Central Elementary School Library Renovation is featured in the print and digital version of the April 2024 edition of 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.

Learning By Design Jury
“Central Elementary School’s library renovation showcases innovative academic spaces designed to foster collaboration and flexibility. While some graphics may be distracting, they effectively engage students at their grade level. The project achieved its goals within a modest budget, offering a space that captures the local community’s story and promotes next-generation learning environments through adaptability, technology integration, and sustainability features.”