- January 7, 2019January 7, 2019Read more
Keystone is pleased to announce that Chenango Forks Central School District’s STEAM Academy was selected for publication in Informa’s American School & University® 2018 Architectural Portfolio. The project was featured in the November/December 2018 edition of the magazine and also online at www.SchoolDesigns.com. An annual competition honoring education design excellence, the Architectural Portfolio spotlights projects representing today’s most effective learning environments. Keystone created a flexible, non-traditional learning space for students in the District. The flexibility promotes cross curriculum elements to be implemented, where long term projects can be studied without having to break down and clean up the space for the next period. The two-story area consists of a traditional technology classroom, lecture/innovation classroom, art classroom as well as a STEAM classroom. A jury of American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education members and education administrators evaluated submissions from architectural firms, schools and universities across the country. One hundred sixteen 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 competition’s 36th year. Awarded projects exhibited clarity of concept, innovation and creativity in response to the specifics of program, users, community, and site. Other considered criteria included: clarity of idea, sense of place/atmosphere, unique identity, healthful interior environment, anticipates user needs, security, flexibility/adaptability, pushing envelope, suited to community, and economy.