John Kulba Award

The John Kulba Award is the most prestigious award presented by the Alberta Chapter. It will be awarded for demonstrated excellence in preparing a plan or strategy that impacts education in Alberta and is relevant to other planners or applicants in other School jurisdictions.

2018 Award Program

The Alberta Chapter Award Program recognizes outstanding educational facilities in the province of Alberta. The program follows criteria from the Association’s LEsolutions Planning & Design Awards Program and the Pacific Northwest Region’s Pinnacle Award Program, so as to encourage Chapter projects to also compete at the regional and international levels.

This program recognizes learning projects which positively impact teaching and learning and result from a sound planning process reflecting the needs and expectations of the community.

Eligible Projects

Project categories are: New Construction or Modernization/Addition

Built pre K-12 learning environment projects which were completed in the last 4 years in Alberta are eligible. These include learning environments designed for early childhood learning, elementary, middle/junior high and high schools, alternative schools (e.g. charter schools, magnet schools), and other innovative learning environments (e.g. museums, outdoor education facilities).

Post-secondary educational environment.

Award Type

Certificates for Design Award and Awards of Merit.

The Design Award and Merit Award winners will be showcased on the Alberta Chapter website.

Registration and Entry Fee

For complete details about the Awards, download and submit the Entry Form.

Fees are as follows per project, to be paid at the time of registration:
$250 per entry

Registration, payment, and identification of the following must be done prior to submitting the project dossier for judging:
   Identify project (Name, location, district, configuration, etc.).
   Identify key firms/individuals of the process.

For any questions or issues regarding registration or payment, please contact the Awards Chair: Ryan Bultena

2018 Schedule

Key Dates
Call for Submittals January 16
Electronic Submittal Deadline February 26
Display Boards Due March 5, 4:00 pm at Group2 or March 8, 10:00 am at Jasper Park Lodge
Award Announcements March 8, 8:00 pm at Jasper Park Lodge


Architectural Award Chair: Ryan Bultena at
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