Rocky Mountain Chapter 2020 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
November 13 Application and Fees Due (online)
November 13 All Awards Submittals due online via Google Drive
December 10 Digital Exhibit Panels due online via Google Drive
December 15 Virtual Design Awards
Party Starts at 4:00 PM
Location: Virtual Platform TBD
Agenda: Networking and Award Ceremony

The Jury
A distinguished panel of educational facility practitioners with expertise in education, planning and architecture will review all application materials.

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 14, 2020.

Award Application

Awards registration is closed.

  • Application Forms and payments must be received by October 14, 2020 EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 13.
  • The submittal materials must be submitted as described in each award section.
  • All submittal files must be received by November 13, 2020 no later than 5:00 PM.

2020 A4LE Awards Chair Contact:
Talia Rubin
2800 Walnut Suite 300
Denver, CO 80205

Key Dates

Application Form & Payment Deadline:
Extended to November 13, 2020
Submittal Package:
November 13, 2020

2019 Award Winners

Summit Design Award – Renovations
Angevine Middle School, Oz Architecture, Boulder Valley School District
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Angevine Middle School

Peak Design Award
Innovation Center, Anderson Mason Dale Architects, St. Vrain Valley School District
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St. Vrain
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