Awards

A number of construction projects for the Tacoma Public Schools have earned awards due to their design and construction.

Arlington Elementary School

  • 2016 Design Concept Award for projects in the design phase from the Association for Learning Environments
  • 2018 Award of Merit from the American Institute of Architects
  • 2018 Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects Seattle chaper

Baker Middle School

  • 2013 Polished Apple Award - Merit Award Winner from the CEFPI WA/MT Chapter Conference (juror comments)
  • 2012 Excellence in Masonry Design from Masonry Institute of Washington
  • 2012 Citation from American School & University Architectural Portfolio
  • 2013 Publisher's Commendation Award from Learning By Design
  • 2013 Outstanding Project Award from Learning By Design
  • 2013 Security Best Practices from American School and University Architectural Portfolio

Central Administration Building 

  • 2011 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation from the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission

Environmental Learning Center

  • 2018 Grand Prize Award from Learning By Design
  • 2018 Civic Design Award from the American Institute of Architects Washington Council

Foss High School 

  • 2005 Best Renovation from McGraw Hill/Northwest Construction Magazine Best of ’05 Awards
  • 2007 Outstanding Building Design - High Schools from American School & University Magazine's 25th Annual Architectural Portfolio

Lincoln High School

  • 2008 Shirley Cooper Award for Best in Meeting the Educational Needs of its Students from AASA (American Association of School Administrators)/AIA (American Institute of Architects)/CEFPI (Council of Educational Facilities Planners International)
  • 2008 Award for Outstanding Design for Renovation/Modernization from American School & University Magazine
  • 2008 Construction Excellence Award, States Best Remodel/Tenant Improvement over $5 Million from American General Contractors of Washington
  • 2008 Excellence in Masonry Design - Rehab/Restoration  from the Masonry Institute of Washington
  • Distinguished Projects Awards from Northwest Construction Consumer Council (NWCCC)
  • Lee J Broackway Award from Washington State Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI)
  • Pacific Northwest Honorable Mention Citation "Best Education Environment" from Washington State Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI)
  • National Bronze Award from Building Design and Construction Magazine 

Mt. Tahoma High School

  • 2001 Excellence in Masonry Design Honor Award  from the Masonry Institute of null Washington
  • 2009 Citation Award for Design from American Institute of Architects Southwest Washington

Stadium High School

  • 2006 Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation  from the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission
  • 2006 Best of K-12 Education  from McGraw Hill/Northwest Construction Magazine 
  • 2007 The Valerie Sivinski Award for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Rehabilitation Award from the Washington State Historic Preservation Office
  • Honor Award from AIA Southwest Washington in recognition of the professional excellence in architectural design

Wilson High School

  • 2008 Citation of Design Excellence from Learning by Design Magazine
  • 2008 Green Design Awards - Outstanding Architecture + Design in Education: Judge's Choice IEQ - Visual, Acoustical, Thermal, & Air Quality from School Planning & Management Magazine
  • 2008 International Design Award: Third Place-Institutional from iDA-Farmani Group
  • 2009 Citation Award from American Institute of Architects Southwest Washington 

Fern Hill Elementary  

  • 2007 Outstanding Buildings: Historic Renovation/Addition from the American School & University Magazine's 25th Annual Architectural Portfolio
  • 2008 Citation Honoree from the American Association of School Administrators/American Institute of Architects/Council of Educational Facilities Planners International
  • 2008 Excellence in Masonry Design from the Masonry Institute of Washington
  • 2008 Plaque of Honor: One of the Top Projects in Washington/Oregon from the Real Estate & Construction Review
  • 2011 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation from the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission

First Creek Middle School

  •  2011 Grand Prize by Learning by Design  

Gray Middle School

  • 2006 Design Concept Award from the Council of Educational Facilities Planners International
  • 2009 Civic Design Merit Award from American Institute of Architects 
  • 2009 Design Honor Award from American Institute of Architects Southwest Washington
  • 2009 Polished Apple Award from Council of Educational Faculties Professionals International
  • 2011 Commendation Award from AIA Seattle honor Awards for Washington Architecture

Jason Lee Middle School

  • 2001 Civic Design Merit Award from American Institute of Architects Southwest Washington
  • 2001 Excellence in Masonry Design Honor Award from Masonry Institute of Washington
  • 2011 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation from the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission

Helen B. Stafford Elementary

  • 2007 Award for Library/Media Room Design from the American Library Association and the American Institute of Architects

McCarver Elementary

  • 2011 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation from the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission

Mason Middle School

  • 2003 Excellence in Masonry Unique Design from the Masonry Institute of Washington

Sheridan Elementary School 

  • Honor Award from AIA Southwest Washington in recognition of the professional excellence in architectural design

Stewart Middle School 

  • 2011 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation from the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission

Whitman Elementary School 

  
  • 2011 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation from the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission

Geiger Montessori

  • 2013 Polished Apple Award - Merit Award Winner from the CEFPI WA/MT Chapter Conference (juror comments)
  • 2013 Polished Apple Award - People's Choice Award Winner from the CEFPI WA/MT Chapter Conference
  • 2013 Edwin F. Guth Memorial Award for Interior Lighting Design from the Illuminating Engineering Society Puget Sound (IES) Chapter.