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Buford Middle School Architectural Project Earns State Award

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Five school architectural projects have earned state awards.

The schools, along with three architectural firms, are being recognized by the Virginia School Boards Association. The association is holding its annual convention later this week in Williamsburg.

The winning projects include Indian River and Yorktown high schools, Frederick Douglas and Loch Lomond elementary school, and Buford Middle School's engineering design academy.

They were chosen from among 15 entries submitted by nine architectural firms in the areas of new construction, renovation and adaptive use of existing space.

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Virginia School Boards Association Press Release

Three architects and five schools were recognized in the 2013 Virginia School Boards Association's Exhibition of School Architecture. The competition is held in conjunction with the VSBA annual convention being held in Williamsburg, VA from November 20 – 22. Winning projects were selected from 15 entries submitted by 9 architectural firms in the areas of new construction, renovation and adaptive use of existing space.

Recognized designs and firms are:

AWARD: Platinum Design Award
FIRM: Perkins Eastman
PROJECT: Yorktown High School
DIVISION: Arlington County Public Schools

AWARD: Gold Design Award
FIRM: Moseley Architects
PROJECT: Loch Lomond Elementary School
DIVISION: Prince William County Public Schools

AWARD: Gold Design Award
FIRM: Perkins Eastman
PROJECT: Frederick Douglas Elementary School
DIVISION: Loudoun County Public Schools

AWARD: Gold Design Award
FIRM: VMDO Architects
PROJECT: Buford Engineering Design Academy at Buford Middle School
DIVISION: Charlottesville City Public Schools

AWARD: Gold Design Award
FIRM: Moseley Architects
PROJECT: Indian River High School
DIVISION: Chesapeake City Public Schools

M.B. Kahn Construction Co., Inc. sponsored the VSBA Exhibition of School Architecture.

About the Virginia School Boards Association

The Virginia School Boards Association, a voluntary, nonpartisan organization of Virginia school boards, promotes excellence in public education through advocacy, training, and services. The Association offers conferences, information, training, and counseling designed to meet the needs of the Commonwealth's educational leaders.

Gina G. Patterson, Deputy Executive Director
Virginia School Boards Association

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