Rocky Mountain Chapter 2018 Design Awards

Call for Entries

As a leader in the field of educational facilities planning in the A4LE Rocky Mountain Chapter Area, you are invited to participate in the annual A4LE Rocky Mountain Chapter Awards Program of School Planning, Architecture and Individual Achievement.

It is a great opportunity to share your best planning experience or design of educational facilities with the rest of the community. We are also requesting submittals on individuals who have committed their career to K-12 school planning and/or design. The award ceremony will take place at the Chapter’s Annual Holiday Party. All projects will be prominently displayed as part of an exhibition during the party. All projects will be reviewed prior to the party by a selected Jury representing all sides of school planning, design and construction and evaluated within three categories: new construction, renovation and un-built projects.

Submittal Milestone Schedule
September Call for Entries
October 26 Application and Fees Due (online)
November 7 All Awards Submittals due at Form + Works Design Group's Office
TBD Jury Review
December 12 Design Exhibit Panels arrive at DLR Group’s Office
December 12 Holiday Exhibition and Awards Party
The offices of DLR Group, 1401 Lawrence St., Suite 1000, Denver, CO
Party Starts at 5:30 PM, Awards Ceremony at 6:30 PM

Rocky Mountain Chapter Awards

Multiple projects in each category may be recognized as an award winner. Each award winner will be specially noted at the award ceremony, distinguished in the exhibition, and included in The Rocky Mountain Chapter Newsletter press release.

Design Awards

  • Peak Design Award – new construction
  • Summit Design Award – renovations
  • Rockies Design Award – projects not built or never to be built

Planning Award

  • Mountain and Plains Planning Award – Long range planning for programs, campus master planning (.ie. Educational Specs, or Bond Programs)

Planner of the Year

  • Dr. William R. Maclay Award – The Chapter's outstanding individual recognition for Service, Performance or Achievement in Planning

Registration & Pricing for Awards

Description Fee
Member Design Award Fee
This entry fee is for A4LE members for the first design submittal.
Member Planning Award Fee
This entry fee is for A4LE members for the first design submittal.
Non-Member Fee
This entry fee includes a A4LE Individual one year’s membership and the first design or planning submittal.
($175 out of the total is for membership)
Additional Design Entries Fee
Per additional design submittal.
Late Fee
If submittal received after October 26, 2018.

Award Application


  • Application Forms and payments must be received by October 26, 2018.
  • The submittal materials must be submitted as described in each award section.
  • All submittal files must be received by November 7, 2018 no later than 5:00 PM.
  • Delivered to:
    Jane Crisler, AIA, 2018 Awards Chair
    Form + Works Design Group, LLC
    1738 Wynkoop Street, Ste 100
    Denver, CO 80202

Key Dates

Application Form & Payment Deadline:
October 26, 2018
Submittal Package:
November 7, 2018 by 5 PM

2017 Award Winners

Peak Design Award

Three Creeks K-8 for Jefferson County Public Schools by Hord Coplan Macht

Three Creeks

Summit Design Award – Renovations

Corkins Center at Graland Country Day School by Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc with Bowie Gridley Architects

Rockies Design Award – Unbuilt Projects

Eagle Valley Elementary for Eagle Valley RE 50 School District by DLR Group and TAB Associates

Eagle Valley Elementary

People's Choice Award

Meadowlark PK-8 by Cuningham Group Architecture with Fielding Nair for Boulder Valley School District

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