The AIA Committee on Architecture for Education has named Buckingham County Primary & Elementary Schools a 2014 Education Facility Design Excellence Award recipient! This is one of the highest honors an educational facility can receive.

Jury Comments:
“This project successfully revitalizes an existing learning environment through adaptive re-use and thoughtful expansion. Building on the momentum of shifting public health policy, this is an excellent example of research-based design that inspires students to be healthy. Beautifully conceived and thoroughly documented, the revitalized school weaves together new spatial experiences, best practices for high performance classrooms and sustainable learning strategies to create a transformative educational experience. The “Foodsmart Kids” concept takes a fresh approach to the issue of child obesity. The new dining space is truly inspiring, both in terms of the nutrition it provides and the engaging setting it creates. The transformation of the corridors as collaboration spaces and the incorporation of outdoor spaces adjacent to the classrooms are successful features. The design avoids ‘playwashing’ and creates engaging spaces for children without being childish.”

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