Garrison Elementary School Featured in the American School & University 2019 Architectural Portfolio

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Washington, DC

November 1, 2019

Newman announces that Garrison Elementary School, Modernization and Addition in Washington, DC has been selected for publication in the American School & University® 2019 Architectural Portfolio. The project is featured in the November/December 2019 edition of the magazine and also online. An annual competition honoring education design excellence, the Architectural Portfolio spotlights projects representing today’s most effective learning environments.

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. Ninety-nine 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 37th year.

Awarded projects exhibited clarity of concept, innovation and creativity in response to the specifics of program, users, community and site. Specifically, high-achieving designs:

  • Express a specific pedagogy and an alignment with educational values
  • Promote wellness
  • Contain a diversity of spaces
  • Take advantage of context
  • Foster engagement with learners and the community
  • Demonstrate and champion a school’s values
  • Present a cohesive, inspired design
  • Consider spatial agility to support collaboration and active learning

More information about the Architectural Portfolio, including a complete list of 2019 projects selected for publication, is available on American School & University’s website, or by contacting Molly Roudebush, senior marketing manager, at (913) 967-1959 or

Founded in 1928, American School & Universityis devoted exclusively to education facilities/business administration. The authority for information about the educational facilities market, AS&U delivers an insightful combination of exclusive reports, special focuses and how-to articles. For more information, please visit and

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