CTA In the News: National Magazine recognizes new Carver Elementary School
The following article appeared on Wickedlocal.com on April 16, 2019:
A national magazine that recognizes excellence in the design of educational facilities highlights Carver Elementary School in its spring edition.
CARVER – A national magazine that recognizes excellence in the design of educational facilities highlights Carver Elementary School in its spring edition.
The new elementary school’s design team has received a Citation of Excellence from Learning by Design magazine. It’s one of five schools, and the only elementary school, to be so recognized.
While the Learning by Design article recognizes HMFH Architects Inc., of Cambridge, and lists the company’s design team members, Superintendent Scott Knief also credits project managers PMA Consultants and CTA Construction for their work as part of the school building team.
Knief wrote a letter of support for the award in February. He said it’s exciting that the national magazine recognizes Carver Elementary School and the town.
“This going to be published throughout the country, recognizing the architectural design of the building, so the project team was really excited to have this recognition,” he said.
The other schools to receive a Citation of Excellence are Stratford Middle School in Bloomingdale, Illinois, Energy Institute High School in Houston, Texas, Rutgers University’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s clinical academic building renovation in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Godley (Texas) High School.
According to a press release from Learning by Design, a Designquest Media LLC publication, a panel of five architects and education administrators reviewed 50 outstanding submissions and selected 13 to receive special best-in-class recognition awards.
“The top awarded projects combined all the elements that make a learning environment successful – transparency, connectivity, safety, sustainability, great interiors, purposeful functional design and sophistication,” the press release states.
The comments from these experts include, “Education is on display throughout the school,” “Entry is a great way to greet students” and “Project spaces are flexible and interesting. Looks like a great place for kids.”
The Learning by Design article states that the high performance design maintains a small-school feel and meets each student’s individual learning needs while supporting the community’s educational philosophy.
As Principal Ruby Maestas said at the grand opening last fall, it’s a school that was carefully and thoughtfully designed with the children in mind.
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