Planning & Design Awards: 2023 Project Awards

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Project Awards recognize projects, completed in the last 5 years, that positively impact the learning in a community and best satisfy the criteria. Projects that are submitted to the MacConnell award but are not named as Finalists will also be entered in this category. The jury can elect to award any number of these awards (if any) and can also move projects between categories of Project Awards and Special Commendations at their discretion.

  • New School – These awards recognize a new project that provides an exemplary learning environment in accordance with the Awards Criteria
  • Transformation – These awards recognize a renovation and/or addition project that transforms a physical space in accordance with Awards Criteria.
  • Special Commendations –These awards recognize components or aspects of projects that demonstrate innovation in supporting the Core Values. A component space could be an outdoor learning environment, a creative learning space, community space, media center, makerspace, etc. Other special aspects could be the authentic engagement of diverse voices, a connection to the wider community, etc.


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