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.

2020 Award Program

The Alberta Chapter Design Award Program recognizes outstanding educational facilities in the province of Alberta. The program follows criteria from A4LE’s LEsolutions Planning & Design Awards Program and the Pacific Northwest Region’s Pinnacle Award Program. This ensures that the Alberta Chapter projects can also compete at the regional and international levels. The A4LE 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

Built learning environment projects which were completed in the last 4 years in Alberta. All projects must have been completed after January 1, 2016.

Pre-K-12 learning environments designed for early childhood learning, elementary, middle/junior high and high schools, alternative schools (charter schools, magnet schools), other innovative learning environments (museums, outdoor education facilities) and the post-secondary educational environment.

Award Project Categories

New Construction of Educational Facilities
Modernization/Addition of Educational Facilities

Design Awards (1 winner/category) and Awards of Merit (number at Jury’s discretion) will be given in each of the above categories.

Registration and Entry Fee

For complete details about the Awards, download and submit the Application Package.

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

For any questions or issues, please contact the Awards Chair: Daniel Heaton
For questions regarding payment and registration, please contact: Laurel Udell

2020 Schedule

Key Dates
Registration of Projects February 14 – March 2
Project Dossier Deadline March 2
Display Boards Due March 2, 2020 4:00 pm at
Lethbridge School District
Attwell Building 3010 18th Avenue N
Lethbridge Alberta T1H 5B7
March 5, 2020 8:00 am at
Alberta Chapter Conference
Jasper Park Lodge
Awards Announcement March 5, 7:00 pm at Awards Banquet

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