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GISD Wins Highest Honor in Exhibit of School Architecture Competition

Georgetown ISD is one of four Texas school districts selected to receive the Caudill Award, the highest honor in the annual Exhibit of School Architecture competition, facilitated by the Texas Association of School Administrators and the Texas Association of School Boards. 

Caudill Award-winning projects exemplify excellence in planning and design of a learning environment. GISD won for its renovations of Tippit Middle School, as designed by Huckabee. TASA news described the renovations: 

“A kinetic and collaborative culture was created by molding a fragmented 1980s space into a dynamic and cohesive learning environment. The character of the split-level design endured, elevated by a new two-story commons that anchors the campus and creates a multipurpose student union. Removal of walls, addition of gathering space and use of teacher design labs created flexibility. Windows and interior glazing connect the space to nature and filter light through a previously dense space.”

The winning projects were chosen by a 12-member panel made up of school board members, school administrators and members of the Association for Learning Environments Southern Region. Each project had to have received at least four stars from six areas of distinction: community, planning, transformation, design, value and sustainability. 

GISD, along with Allen ISD, Northwest ISD and Richardson ISD will be honored during the 2021 TASA Midwinter Conference, which will take place virtually Jan. 25-27, 2021. Tippit Middle School is also one of 48 projects to be included in the online 2020-21 Exhibit of School Architecture. We shared more about Tippit’s renovation and how students are using the redesigned space on our website here.

You can read more about the Caudill Award and winners here.