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The Association of Architecture Organizations (AAO) has chosen four National Nominees to represent the United States in the international phase of the inaugural Architecture & Children Golden Cubes Awards conducted by the International Union of Architects (UIA). The U.S. Nominees now join other top programs from across the globe as part of a celebration of K-12 Architecture Education efforts at the UIA Congress in Tokyo, Japan, September 25-28, 2011. Click here for the full press release.
Click the links below to learn more about the projects that were selected as U.S. Nominees and Jury Special Recognition.
The Vitruvius Program at the Summit School of Ahwatukee (Phoenix, AZ), offering studio education in architecture, art, and design to children from pre-school age though 8th grade.
Learning by Design: New York (New York, NY), conducting residencies enhancing hands-on arts and core curriculum learning for New York City-area K-12 school children through interdisciplinary architecture and design lessons that cultivate students’ observation skills, critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity.
Written Media Award
The Architecture Handbook: A Student Guide to Understanding Buildings (Chicago, IL), an architecture textbook geared toward high school students, originally prepared by the Chicago Architecture Foundation for use by Chicago Public Schools and now in use at schools in 41 U.S. States and 14 countries.
Audio-Visual Media Award
Next.cc (Milwaukee, WI) is a real-world, fun to explore, 21st century learning environment that offers a collection of tools, languages, discovery, and design opportunities aimed at increasing children’s awareness, understanding, and engagement of the importance of the built and natural environments (http://www.next.cc).
Congratulations to Next.cc for receiving special mention in the international phase of the UIA Golden Cubes Awards!
Jury Special Recognition
Build San Francisco, Architectural Foundation of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
Go to 2033, League of Women Voters of Knoxville and Knox County (Knoxville, TN)
Metropolis: A Green City of Your Own, John Martoni (Hayward, CA)
Terrace Town "Goes Green" Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center (Madison, WI)
Shadelab Public Workshop, conducted in partnership with Landon Bone Baker Architects (Chicago, IL)