FEFPA Winter 2021

Architectural Showcase

THE ANNUAL WINTER ACHITECTURAL SHOWCASE

 

Winning a FEFPA Architectural Showcase Award sets you apart in Florida’s educational design community.  It is a design award that is judged by Architects and facilities professionals working directly in the Florida K-20 education system.  Their success in providing the best possible learning environment for their students is directly related to their ability to select talented architects, they are uniquely qualified to identify excellence in educational design. 

 

Your next opportunity to compete for this prestigious award will be during the 2020 FEFPA Winter Conference.  The attendees at this conference are your target audience in the educational sector, so take advantage of the event to demonstrate your creativity and innovation to existing and potential future clients.   The works exhibited are always an inspiration to those who strive to create exceptional learning facilities.

The 2020 Architectural Showcase presentation, judging and awards ceremony will take place at the beautiful Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Florida from January 29th thru January 31st.   The Showcase entries are always a popular and well received element of the three-day event.  The winning projects will be posted on the FEFPA website and will be displayed at the 2020 FEFPA Summer Conference where they will receive additional recognition.    Winners in each category will be invited to present their designs and highlight their firms in a Pecha Kucha format at the 2020 Summer Conference at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. 

As in previous years, there are six categories:  Elementary Schools, K-8/Middle/Combo Schools, High Schools, State Colleges, and Universities.  There is also a category dedicated to Special Educational Facilities for those unique projects.  Projects that are under construction may be submitted for consideration as well as those that are completed.  Please review other requirements on the Showcase application.

The evaluation criteria consist of the following seven elements:

1.  Innovative response to the educational program

2.  Aesthetics, and use of materials

3.  Flexibility for community use

4.  Provisions for technology

5.  Green / LEED design

6.  Relationship of spaces and expandability

7.  Site development

A link to the Brochure/Application have been e-mailed.  You can also visit http://www.fefpa.org or contact me directly for additional information.   FEFPA’s educational members are looking forward to seeing your latest and greatest projects!