TAMPA, FL (September 28, 2020) – Behar + Peteranecz Architecture announces that Berkeley Preparatory School, Seivold Center for Early Childhood Education, Tampa, Florida has been selected for publication in the American School & University® 2020 Educational Interiors Showcase. It will be featured in the August 2020 edition of the magazine and online at SchoolDesigns.com. An annual competition honoring excellence in educational interiors and facility planning, the Educational Interiors Showcase spotlights today’s most effective learning environments.
Designed by Behar + Peteranecz Architecture in St. Petersburg, FL and completed in 2018, the Seivold Center for Early Childhood Education is an immersive learning space that empowers students to learn through play, and to engage with the world around them by bringing the outside world indoors. The building is anchored by a whimsical life-sized tree and includes twelve unique classrooms, multiple large groups gathering spaces and two inspiring outdoor spaces.
A jury of American Institute of Architects (AIA) members and education administrators evaluated submissions from architectural firms, schools, and universities across the country. Seventy-two projects were chosen for publication in AS&U, an educational facilities, purchasing, and business administration magazine reaching 57,000 facility planners, school and university administrators, and architects with this issue. This is the 30th year the competition has been held.
Each project was considered based on the following criteria:
• Clear project vision and organizational strategy
• Interior materials appropriately responsive to age group and school identity
• Flexible, adaptable and agile spaces and furnishings
• Considerations for safety and security
• Spaces responsive to various learning modalities that encourage and support student agency
• Durability and ease of maintenance
• Contextual and responsive to community needs and desires
More information about the Educational Interiors Showcase, including a complete list of 2020 projects selected for publication, is available on American School & University’s SchoolDesigns.com site, or by contacting Molly Roudebush, senior marketing manager, at mroudebush@ASUmag.com.
Founded in 1928, American School & University is devoted exclusively to education facilities/business administration. The authority for information about the educational facilities market, AS&U delivers an insightful combination of exclusive reports, special focuses and how-to articles in each issue. For more information, please visit www.ASUmag.com and www.SchoolDesigns.com. American School & University is published by Endeavor Business Media.
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