LCISD East Elementary Awarded TASA/TASB Star of Distinction for School Transformation
Written By: Nicole McBride
Date: October 1, 2020
Lubbock-Cooper ISD’s East Elementary has been recognized by TASA/TASB with a Star of Distinction for School Transformation. The elementary school is the district’s first structure to completely support 21st-Century education, an innovative style of learning that incorporates flexible learning spaces for community, classroom and one-on-one learning. The main lobby features a space known as the Discovery Center. A series of projectors and computer vision from a mobile device shows additional information and highlights different educational themes that can be changed throughout the school year. The building’s exterior and interior are purposely designed to be more inspirational and become a place where children want to be to learn.
AUSTIN – The Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) and Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) have announced that 48 projects will be included in the 2020-21 Exhibit of School Architecture. This online exhibit of new and renovated Texas school facilities includes projects from 34 school districts, three colleges, and one regional education service center that were submitted by 18 architectural firms. Eligible projects are newly constructed or renovated public education facilities completed in the past five years and not previously submitted in this annual exhibit.
The Exhibit of School Architecture awards are given at the discretion of a 12-member jury, which includes: four school board members, four school administrators, and four members from the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) Southern Region.
The juried exhibit awarded Stars of Distinction for Excellence to 25 projects in one or more of the following six areas: design, value, sustainability, community, planning, and school transformation.