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South High Community School Wins Outstanding Project Award from Learning By Design Magazine

For Immediate Release: 12/15/2022 5:29 pm

WORCESTER, MA – Learning By Design magazine, which recognizes outstanding education design and innovation excellence, granted South High Community School an Outstanding Project Award as part of its Fall 2022 Educational Facilities Design Awards. The award was given in the category for high schools that underwent construction or built an addition for the entire school or a full campus building.

Fall 2022 awardees were evaluated on a set of seven criteria: Innovation, 21st Century Learning, Community Needs, Interior, Sustainability, Functional Design, and Photography.

The new South High Community School building opened to students in Sept. 2021 and was recognized for several unique features that were designed to address community needs, including a health clinic, food pantry, and childcare center. Learning By Design also cited the school’s lobby design project that was a collaboration of teachers, staff, architects, artists, and local community members. The full feature can be read at

South High Community School was designed by LPA|A, with owner’s project management provided by CBRE Heery and construction management services provided by Fontaine Brothers/WT Rich. The project was overseen by the late Paul J. Moosey P.E., former Worcester Commissioner of Public Works & Parks, and K. Russell Adams P.E., former Assistant Commissioner of Public Works & Parks and current Deputy Chief of Public Facilities. The City’s project manager was Jeremy Flansburg. The new school spans 360,000 square feet with a capacity of 1,420 students in grades 9 – 12.

Learning By Design is the official publication of the Association for Learning Environments and is produced in partnership with the American Institute of Architects’ Committee on Architecture for Education, the Society for College and University Planners, and the Association of University Interior Designers. It is published three times a year with a circulation of over 50,000 educators and design professionals in the United States and recognizes the nation’s preeminent architectural firms by publishing outstanding pre-K to 12 and college/university projects.

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