The Capps Middle School project was recently recognized with the Citation Award from the AIA Central Oklahoma Chapter’s (AIACOC) 2022 Design Awards. The Citation Award is awarded to projects of notable accomplishment and excellent design quality.
Senior Architects Jason Hukill, AIA, LEED AP and Brian Farley, AIA, LEED AP BD+C along with Principal Craig Foster, AIA, NCARB accepted the award at the AIACOC Architecture Awards Banquet in downtown Oklahoma City.
The AIACOC Design Awards evaluate submissions in several different categories. Capps Middle School was submitted in the K-12 Education specialty category. Other categories included Large Commercial Architecture, Residential Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Adaptive Reuse. Another specialty category, Excellence in Craft, highlights a specific part of a project.
The AIACOC Design Awards focus heavily on how projects address the AIA’s Framework for Design Excellence. This framework outlines defining principles of good design – from design for integration and equitable communities to well-being and design for change – and is meant to be considered by designers and clients throughout every project regardless of size or type.
“We are honored to be recognized by the AIACOC,” shared Jason Hukill, “Capps Middle School is a project that truly incorporates the principles of the Framework for Design and really shows our passion for designing transformational environments.”
The unique site heavily inspired the design and purpose for Capps Middle School and has both an immediate and long-term positive impact for the school population and greater community. As shared with the AIACOC panel, the project successfully balances function and design as it supports a reinvention of education that is both inventive and responsible.
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