FVHD receives Outstanding Project Award and National Recognition for the Community Middle School

FVHD Architects-Planners has received an Outstanding Project Award in Learning By Design Magazine’s Spring 2023 Educational Facilities Awards Showcase. FVHD’s design of the Community Middle School (Plainsboro, NJ) has been recognized as an award-winning benchmark facility for its incorporation of next generation learning space design and planning methodologies. The built environment characteristics found in this project are worthy of replication by other educators and design professionals creating learning spaces. 
All awarded entries in the Spring 2023 awards edition of Learning By Design magazine (LBD) have been peer-reviewed by a jury of endorsed AIA-CAE, A4LE and LBD education design professionals. All awards program entries such as the Community Middle School are scored on six submission criteria: Innovation, Community Needs, Interiors, Sustainability, Planning and Functional Design, and Next Generation Learning.  
The judges determine each project’s worthiness, unique qualities, and the architectural design and planning concepts that were successfully implemented related to pedagogy and community wellbeing. Learning By Design’s jury of five education architectural design experts applauded FVHD for its accomplishment in designing the Community Middle School in meeting or exceeding the majority of the six submission criteria.  
The Jury comments about this project included: “POE process and description is meaningful and unique among entrants. The renovated front of the school is inviting and includes significant windows for daylighting and transparency into the high volume main lobby area.” 
The Community Middle School will be featured in the print and digital version of the April 2023 edition of Learning By Design Magazine. The magazine reaches more than 50,000 leaders at all levels of education and facility design—from early childhood and elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, combined grade-level schools, career-vocational Education centers, and two and four-year institutions of higher education throughout the United States. To access the digital edition, visit  

ABOUT LEARNING BY DESIGN: Learning By Design, published by Designquest Media, LLC. It is the official publication of the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) and produced in partnership with the American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education (AIA-CAE), and The Association for University Interior Designers (AUID), and in cooperation with School Bond Finder.

Pictured: New Main Entrance to Community Middle School

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