Awards Program

2019 Northeast Conference March 27-30, 2019
Revolutionizing Education
Hyatt Regency Cambridge
Boston, Massachusetts

Join us and submit your Architectural Exhibits to be displayed at the Annual Northeast Region Conference this year in Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts, where we will honor the winners of the Kirkbride Award and Projects of Distinction Awards.

The Edward Kirkbride Award is bestowed upon a project that exhibits exceptional strength in each of the judging criteria.

Exhibit Dates

March 27, 2019 through March 30, 2019

To Enter

Member (Per Project) $150
Non-Member (Per Project) $300
Non-Juried (Per Project) $100

Key Dates

March 8 Architecture Exhibit due date for on-line application, Microsoft PowerPoint slides, and fees submitted. Send digital submission of slides via email to
February 27 – March 3 Jury Review
March 25 Label and deliver or mail to the following:

Association for Learning Environments Architectural Exhibit
Attn: Edi Francesconi
Hyatt Regency Cambridge
575 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
March 29 Project boards are to be retrieved by the submitting firm by end of day. Association for Learning Environments is not responsible for project boards after 12:00 pm.

Entry Requirements / Rules

Entries will be accepted for new or renovated educational projects designed and/or built within the past five (5) years. Firms and individuals are invited to submit up to five (5) projects per firm. In order to be considered for exhibit, firms must submit a Microsoft PowerPoint, exhibit boards, and high resolution JPEGs of each board.

Digital submissions for the competition are limited to twenty-five (25) Microsoft PowerPoint slides and must be submitted on the official template. Submissions not submitted on this template will not be considered. Click here to download the template.

The following four themes should be conveyed in the Microsoft PowerPoint slides submission:

Community Environment: Describe how your planning and design respond to the function and identity of the community.
Learning Environment: Describe how the learning environment supports a variety of learning styles and methods for delivering instruction.
Physical Environment: Describe the physical attributes of the learning environment and how it demonstrates appropriate use of materials, systems, and other building elements and relates to the existing site and the greater environment.
Planning Process: Describe the planning process for this facility including methods used to ensure the final environment would align with the vision and goals set during the planning phase.

Exhibit boards shall consist of (2) 30x21 or (2) 18x24 high mount on black foam board type material. Composition of boards will be the entrant's discretion. Attach four strips of Velcro to the back of each board. The two panels will be hung vertically (one over the other). Association for Learning Environments will not be liable for loss or damage to exhibitor's property.
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