Now in its fifteenth year, the Livable Buildings Awards recognize projects that demonstrate excellence in architecture, sustainability and occupant satisfaction.
A jury of CBE members has selected Discovery Elementary School the as the 2021 LBA winner. This building, along with all of the finalists, received highly positive feedback from the buildings’ users, as measured by the CBE Occupant Survey and compared to other projects that used the survey in 2020. The program jury noted how the “purposeful design of the building supports students and teachers by creating a diverse learning environment with seemingly endless ways to engage students”. The project is one of the first certified zero-energy building schools nationwide, and represents the second school project by VMDO Architects to earn this annual recognition..