The American Institute of Architects‘ (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) has recognized the Boston Arts Academy as a state-of-the-art design of school and learning center.
In order to be eligible for AIA’s Awards of Excellence, the architect must demonstrate exemplary practice. Additionally, the design must meet a host of criteria, including enhancing learning in classrooms; balancing function with aesthetics; establishing a connection with the environment; being respectful of the surrounding community; demonstrating high-level planning in the design process; and integrating sustainability in a holistic fashion.
“This is not just a laboratory but a vehicle for high performance that provides a wealth of opportunities for students. It is an incredible asset for the Boston public school system.” – Jury Comment
Additional accolades for the project include a Citation of Excellence from Learning by Design magazine and at Honorable Mention at IES Illumination Awards.