South Carolina Chapter

The geographic area served consists of the state of South Carolina.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Edi Francesconi

2021 Excellence Awards

Call for Entries

The Excellence Awards, established in 2005, recognize South Carolina's Best in Class school solutions. The winners of last year's A4LE state conference exemplified some of the finest school construction projects in South Carolina.

Entries must meet the following criteria:
  • Schools must be located in South Carolina.
  • Construction must have been completed after 1/1/2017.
  • Award submittals may be made by the Owner, Architect, Engineer, General Contractor, or Construction Manager. The entity submitting the project must be a member of A4LE South Carolina.
  • Entries must be submitted under one of the following categories:
    • New Construction
    • Addition / Renovation

Submittals are due on or before June 30, 2021.

Download the submittal guidelines.

The entry fee is $250 per school submittal.


SchoolsNEXT 2020

The SchoolsNEXT team from Beck International Academy, Greenville, SC secured an Award of Commendation at the 2020 LearningSCAPES virtual conference.

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SchoolsNEXT Design Competition Award Winner 2020 for South Carolina

The South Carolina Chapter has selected a team of students from Beck International Academy in Greenville as the winner of the 2020 SchoolsNEXT Competition for South Carolina.

SchoolsNEXT lets students plan and design a school with the help of classroom teachers and school design professionals. Students learn about the design process and the importance of healthy, safe, sustainable and resilient schools that promote student achievement. Following a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) curriculum, students plan a school from concept to completion, with sketches, models, and documentation on site planning, floor plan layouts and interior design. Participants’ teamwork and leadership skills are enhanced by a required presentation to a jury composed of school design professionals (architects, engineers, planners, school staff) from across South Carolina.

Beck International Academy will represent South Carolina at the Southeast regional competition. The team is composed of Ashton Colantonio, Isaiah Smith, Jabori Arnold, Kyre Sheppard, Lilly Abdella, Seniko Hogan and Tristynn Sizemore, and was led by Emily Strickland, a Math Interventionist at Beck Academy. Scott Powell and Ali McClure from Craig, Gaulden, Davis Architecture served as design coaches.

Click here for more information on the SchoolsNEXT Design Competition.

2019 Award Winners

Honor Award

St. James Intermediate School

Merit Awards
Jackson Creek Elementary School
Drayton Mills Elementary School
Socastee Elementary School

Citation Award
Goose Creek High School Renovations and Additions

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LearningSCAPES 2021


October 14-18, 2021
Grand Hyatt, Denver, CO