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525 Southwest Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97204

Pinnacle Award

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

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.

Award Categories:
  • Pinnacle Award– Awarded to the single most distinctive project, which best satisfies the criteria; one winner.
  • Project of Distinction – These awards recognize exceptional projects that were not the Pinnacle Award winner, but are deserving of recognition according to the criteria. Number of awards is at the Jury’s discretion, if any.
  • Honorable Mention – Given at the discretion of the jury for some outstanding and compelling component of the project.

To read the full requirements and submission details, click here.

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

Award Fees
A4LE Members $250 USD for projects registered on or before January 1
$350 USD for projects registered between January 2 and March 1
Non-Members $350 USD for projects registered on or before January 1
$450 USD for projects registered between January 2 and March 1

Online 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 online registration or payment, please contact the Member Care Manager listed below in the Contacts section.


2020 Schedule
Call for Submittals November 15, 2019
Award Program document available, registration site available for payment
Early Bird Registration January 1, 2020
Payment due online at the same time or before electronic materials are submitted
Electronic Submittal Deadline March 1, 2020
Display Boards Due April 23, 2020, Bassetti Architects
Award Announcements April 26, 2020; 8:00 am at The Nines, Portland OR


Pinnacle Award Program Chair: Kirstin Mahan Thompson,
Design Exhibit Co-Chairs: Joe Echeverri,
Member Care Manager: Donna Robinson,
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