Award Program

Achieving Balance March 4-6, 2020
Achieving Balance: Inspiring Design, Educational Functionality and Operational Efficiency
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Old Lodge Road
Jasper, Alberta, Canada T0E 1E0

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

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