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2023 AIA Education Facility Awards

Columbia Business School

Education continues to evolve, and the projects from this year’s Education Facility Design Awards program—presented by AIA and its Committee on Architecture for Education—showcase innovation across the entire learning continuum, displaying how architects are creating cutting edge spaces that enhance modern pedagogy.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro, in  collaboration with FXCollaborative  

Recognized projects represent state-of-the-art learning environments, including early childhood, K-12, alternative, community and technical colleges, schools of higher education, corporate or other specialized training centers and non-traditional learning environments such as community centers, museums, libraries, nature centers, and interpretive


Most Sustainable Sports Venues

Surprisingly sports venues are pioneers in the promotion of sustainability. Many sports venues have jumped on the sustainability bandwagon to construct or renovate their structure in a race to minimise their carbon footprint, preserve their green legacy, and take the lead in innovation.

Amsterdam ArenA

The Amsterdam ArenA, the home of the football club Ajax, is powered by more than 4,200 solar panels and one wind turbine. The main building comprises an impressive energy-generating escalator and the stadium has also installed an energy storage system powered by second-life batteries from used electric vehicles.

Golden 1 Center, Sacramento

The home of Sacramento Kings was recently awarded the world’s greenest and most technologically advanced sports and entertainment facility for 2017. According to Green Project Management (GMP), the zGolden 1 Center is in the top 3 percent of high-performance buildings in the world.


Eco Lodges

Les Echasses, France

With growing concerns around the environmental impact of travel, the demand for eco-friendly accommodation options is increasing. Thankfully, we don't have to look too hard to find incredible eco lodges and hotels that are walking the talk and making sustainability an everyday priority, without sacrificing the luxury experience. From an African safari stay to a French surf retreat, these

New Product Showcase

Supplier of architectural and security bollards that protect property, assets, and people across the world.
Leading manufacturer of metal composite materials.

Americlad - Quality Metalcrafts
A nationally recognized Architectural Metal Fabricator that has distinguished itself as an industry leader.
Archatrak is a national supplier of porcelain pavers, Ipe wood tiles, pedestal support systems planters and...
Bobrick Washroom Equipment
100+ year-old global washroom accessory and toilet partition company.
Coronado Stone
Coronado Stone offers a variety of manufactured stone veneer, thin brick, tile and precast products.

Advanced Floor and Waterproofing Solutions!

Fairview Architectural North America
We specialize in the design, manufacture and distribution of the highest quality metal façade system solutions.

Fox Blocks by Airlite Plastics Company
Fox Blocks Insulating Concrete, decades of experience and innovation in the ICF industry.

From architectural and decorative glass to specialty glazing solutions, GGI offers an unmatched selection of quality glass options.

Goldbrecht / Vitrocsa USA
The proven and tested minimal profile sliding system - nothing else compares.

Hadrian Manufacturing Inc. is a worldwide supplier of quality toilet partition and locker products.

Hager Companies
Hager Companies legacy has been built on solid and secure door hardware that is made to last.

Innovative Glass
Innovative Glass has been providing Dynamic Glass Solutions since 2003.

Linea Ceiling & Wall Systems
Linea Ceiling & Wall Systems creates custom Acoustic Wood Ceiling and Wall solutions for the most exciting construction projects across North America.

Metro Steel Windows & Doors
Metro Steel Doors and Windows are the custom solution to bring your unique, modern style to light.

Renaissance Fireplaces by ICC
We manufacture high end prefab fireplaces + chimneys.

Silacote USA
Thomas Steele offers creative, innovative, site furnishing solutions.

Stainless Structurals America
A global producer and supplier of stainless steel structural shapes and special custom profiles.

Surfacing Solution
Quality products at Low Prices. 25+ years of experience & customer satisfaction.

Victor Stanley
From benches and bike racks to smart litter receptacles, we design, engineer & manufacture every product for longevity.

Innovators - A Look Back


Robert Geddes
On coming in 2nd place for the Sydney Opera House Competition: “Fortunately, we didn’t win because we would have had to move to Australia,” 


As an educator, he worked to put architecture on an equal footing with other disciplines. As an architect, he was known for buildings at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Robert Geddes, the transformative first dean of Princeton’s School of Architecture and an architect of


Michael Wilford
"The culture of drawing was very important, the people were important with many becoming lifelong friends."



Michael Wilford, former partner of James Stirling and highly respected professor of architecture. Wilford’s professional life in architecture was largely determined by his relationship with Stirling.

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