Education Buildings Wales Awards 2024

There are 9 categories to choose from recognising consultants, contractors, clients, architects and projects as well as innovation and sustainability.

The qualifying period for entries is 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023. Categories are open for entries until Friday 15 March 2024.

All categories are free to enter and all entries must be made online.

2024 Categories | Categorïau

Criteria: This award recognises innovation in the creation of inspiring spaces that help to promote different and new ways of learning/teaching and that can be easily replicated across the education estate. Please explain how the space is making a positive impact.

The judges will be marking the following criteria out of 10:

  • Meets the brief in demonstrating inspirational space/s
  • Demonstration of positive impact on pupil/student experience
  • Quality of entry and supporting information provided

Criteria: This award recognises a school new build project that has made a difference to the educational experience.  Please outline how the project is performing and how it has met the educational objectives.  Entries must clearly state the School, the architect(s) and contractor(s) involved and consultant(s). Photographs should be labelled to indicate where they were taken.

The judges will be marking the following criteria out of 10:

  • Overall quality of the design and construction of the project
  • Demonstration of positive impact on the pupil/student experience
  • Client engagement and satisfaction
  • Quality of entry and supporting information provided
  • Supporting evidence of Carbon and Energy performance

Criteria: This award recognises the passion, direction and innovation that a School, College, Local Authority or University has shown in either a new build or refurbishment.

The judges will be marking the following criteria out of 10:

  • Quality of project example(s)
  • Evidence of passion, collaboration and innovation
  • Quality of entry and supporting information provided

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Criteria: This award recognises either a school, college or university refurbishment project that has made a difference to the educational or research experience. Please explain clearly what difference was made and include before and after photographs.  Entries must clearly state who the client was, the architect(s) and contractor(s) involved and consultant(s).

The judges will be marking the following criteria out of 10:

  • Overall quality of the design and construction of the project
  • Client engagement and satisfaction
  • Quality of entry and supporting information provided

Criteria: This award recognises a main contractor that has demonstrated outstanding work in the education sector. Please include examples to showcase the quality of your work and include at least 1 client testimonial.

The judges will be marking the following criteria out of 10:

  • Quality of construction
  • Client engagement and satisfaction
  • Quality of entry and supporting information provided

Criteria: This award recognises an architectural practice which has demonstrated excellence in delivering value and functionality with projects, whilst also promoting best practice in innovative design in the education sector. Please include examples from the last 18 months to showcase the quality of your work and include at least 1 client testimonial.

The judges will be marking the following criteria out of 10:

  • Quality of design produced
  • Evidence of delivering value
  • Client engagement and satisfaction
  • Quality of entry and supporting information provided

Criteria: This award recognises a college or university new build project that has made a difference to the educational or research experience.  Please outline how the project is performing and how it has met the educational objectives.  Entries must clearly state the college/university, the architect(s) and contractor(s) involved and consultant(s). Photographs should be labelled to indicate where they were taken.

The judges will be marking the following criteria out of 10:

  • Overall quality of the design and construction of the project
  • Demonstration of positive impact on the pupil/student experience
  • Client engagement and satisfaction
  • Quality of entry and supporting information provided
  • Supporting evidence of Carbon and Energy performance

Criteria: This award recognises innovation that has helped to deliver a sustainable education facility that promotes sustainable practises and behaviours by all users. This could be in relation to a new build facility or an adaptation.

The judges will be marking the following criteria out of 10:

  • Meets the brief in delivering a sustainable education facility
  • Demonstration of positive impact on pupil/student experience
  • Quality of entry and supporting information provided
  • Supporting evidence of Carbon and Energy performance

Criteria: This award recognises a project that meets the needs of pupils and students with additional learning needs. Entries must clearly state the team involved and need to include at least 1 testimonial from a pupil/student, teacher, parent or family member.

The judges will be marking the following criteria out of 10:

  • Overall quality of the design and construction of the project
  • Supporting evidence of meeting the needs of pupils and students with additional learning needs
  • Pupil/student, teacher, parent or family member engagement and satisfaction
  • Supporting evidence that a project was carried out ‘with’ young people’s involvement
  • Supporting evidence of Carbon and Energy performance