2018 Awards

Now in its 11th year, the 2018 LEA Regional Educational and Facilities Awards will open for registration and submission on Thursday 15 February 2018.

LEA aims to raise the standard of educational planning and design, with a focus on educational outcomes, as it applies to all educational facilities across the Australasia region. The Awards are open to LEA members.

The core mission of the awards is to bridge the awareness of architects and school communities about the interplay between teaching and learning methodology and space by identifying examples of good educational spaces where innovative architectural ideas successfully support an educational philosophy. The awards are only open to LEA members. 

Awards will be presented at a ceremony on Tuesday 29 May at the 3R Conference Dinner, Hilton Hotel Sydney (7pm – 11.30pm) in the following 7 Categories:

Category 1: New Construction / Entire New Educational Facility. This category applies to construction of an entire new school or educational institution. Must have been occupied at least 6 months prior to lodging the awards application and construction completed within the last 3 years.

Category 2: New Construction / New Individual Facility Over $8m. This category applies to a new building in an existing school or campus. Must have been occupied at least 6 months prior to lodging the awards application and construction completed within the last 3 years.

Category 3: New Construction / New Individual Facility Under $8m. This category applies to a new building in an existing school or campus. Must have been occupied at least 6 months prior to lodging the awards application and construction completed within the last 3 years.

Category 4: Renovation / Modernisation Over $2m. Must have been occupied at least 6 months prior to lodging the awards application, and construction completed within the last 3 years.

Category 5: Renovation / Modernisation Under $2m. Must have been occupied at least 6 months prior to lodging the awards application and construction completed within the last 3 years.

Category 6: An Innovative Education Initiative. Education Initiative must have been delivered to students for at least 6 months prior to lodging the awards application. Designed to showcase significant contributions to learning environments by schools, educators, students, designers, community organisations etc.

Category 7: Landscaping/Outdoor Learning Area. Designed to showcase outdoor learning environments targeted to improving educational outcomes. Must have been occupied at least 6 months prior to lodging the awards application and construction completed within the last 3 years.

This year both registration and submission will all take place via the Awards platform https://learningenvironments.awardsplatform.com/. Entrants can start uploading their submission immediately once they have registered.  There is only a 5 week window for this entire process.

Registration & Submission Portal Opens 15 February 2018

Submission Portal -  Closes 5 April  2018 (midnight)-  extension

Payment will be requested only once the entries are submitted. The cost will be $400AUD + GST per project.  Payment not received by Monday 9 April (midnight) will not progress to Judging. Previous 2017 Award Chapter Winners should use discount code supplied.

View ENTRANT INFORMATION document  for more information.

Questions regarding your submission should be directed to Soraya Ramsey, Awards Coordinator award@a4le.org.au

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This page last updated: Wednesday 24 January 2018