2020 LEsolutions Awards

Submissions should be sent to Carla Cummins @ carla@a4le.org

Register your project online


Any project designed and/or built within the last 5-years can be submitted for review. Projects are rated by individual jury members on a numeric scale of 1-5 in the following categories:
  • School & Community Engagement
  • Educational Environment
  • Physical Environment
  • Process and Project
Each project has the potential of scoring 20 points.

Submittal Process

All projects must have been completed after January 1, 2015.

  1. Online registration and identification of the following must be done prior to sending the application materials.

    • Identify category of LEsolutions
    • Identify project (Name, location, district, configuration, etc.)
    • Identify Key firms/individuals of the process

  2. Project Dossier. To address the criteria and illustrate the successful story of your project, please assemble a PDF document of no more than 30-pages in length and no larger than 15 MB. Include as many photographs and/or images as necessary to illustrate and describe the process and overall project. Please avoid solicitation of any particular brand or firm involved in the project.

    The dossier should include the following sections:
    • Executive Summary—describe the overall goals and outcomes of the project
    • Scope of Work and Budget
    • School & Community Engagement
      • Describe the Community
      • Identify stakeholders
      • Name challenges
      • Describe available assets
      • Describe value of process and project to community at large
    • Educational Environment
      • Explain the educational vision and goals of the school
      • Describe & illustrate how the environment supports the curriculum
      • Describe & illustrate how the environment supports a variety of learning & teaching styles
      • Describe & illustrate how the environment is adaptable and flexible
    • Physical Environment
      • Describe & illustrate the physical attributes of the environment
      • Describe & illustrate how the facility fits within the larger context of the community
      • Describe & illustrate how the project inspires and motivates
    • Results of the Process & Project
      • Explain how the project achieves educational goals and objectives
      • Explain how the project achieves school district goals
      • Explain how the project achieves community goals
      • Explain any unintended results and achievements of the process & project

  3. Dossier Specifications

    • All dossier files should be in PDF format and not to exceed 15 MG. Files exceeding the 15 MG will not be submitted to the jury
    • Please insert electronic tabs for each section of the dossier so jurors can easily navigate through the information
    • Either portrait or landscape layout can be used. Please consider that many jurors will review the material in electronic format

  4. Confidential Data Sheet; email with project dossier.

  5. Photo Release Form. Please complete, sign, and include the photo release form in the submittal transmission. One release per project.

  6. Optional Materials—not necessarily included in the dossier. All should in electronic format and labeled by the project name and description of file; for example, Meadowlark El Front Entrance, Meadowlark El Ed Spec, Meadowlark El PoR.

    • Additional Images. No more than 5 additional images not to exceed 1MB each (floor plans, site plans, images of your choice to be used for promotion and marketing of the award). Firm name may not appear on photos.
    • Educational Specifications
    • Educational Brief and/or Educational Visioning documents
    • Program of Requirements
    • Design Guidelines



LEsolutions Awards
Member 1 Project $500
Member 2 Projects $700
Member 3 Projects $900
Non-Member 1 Project $650
Non-Member 2 Projects $900
Non-Member 3 Projects $1,150
Non-Juried (Per Project) $200
Increase Project Panel to 40x40 $300 per Project

All projects submitted will be required to submit a 20x40 project display panel for the LearningSCAPES conference in San Antonio, TX, October 28-31, 2020.

For more than 3 projects, please contact Carla Cummins at 602.750.5696 for special pricing options.


Key Dates for 2020
March – August 30 Registration
August 30 Application Materials and Registration Due
August 30 – September 23 Jury Review
September 24 Award Winners Announced
October 28-31 Award Ceremony