Education Academy

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The K-12 Schools Learning Academy, as the name implies, focuses on architectural and design innovations for schools and provides a rich mix of learning opportunities, including: two courses featuring nearly two dozen Architectural Record Building Type Study articles addressing the K-12 market; two editorial CEUs from the magazine highlighting innovative school design practices and strategies with specific attention paid to security, safety, and energy savings; one special-focus CEU examining the features and functions of spray-foam insulation in school construction; and one interactive webinar bringing together school design experts from across the country to discuss three recent high-profile, extraordinary school projects. The academy highlights multiple examples of such innovation across a wide range of K-12 projects, and in the process, provides practicing architects with a curated portfolio from which to draw endless inspiration.

Upon successful completion of the academy, participants will earn 8 AIA LU (6 AIA LU/HSW + 2 AIA LU) and a digital badge from Architectural Record recognizing and validating their accomplishment. Each course within the academy is accompanied by a quiz. Complete and pass each quiz to receive your credits, certificate of completion, and digital badge.

Where Zero is the Top Score
An ultra-energy-efficient building defines a new paradigm for New York’s schools.
School Safety and Security
Safe Havens: Three new schools provide an alternative to the fortress approach to security.

Academy Resources

Icynene-Lapolla Resources

How a single product can provide multiple barriers in one step.

By Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Webinar discussing the medium density spray polyurethane spray foam insulation (SPF) as an alternative to traditional rigid foam board


How do you separate fact from fiction? Myths from truth? In this episode of Building Genius Podcast, you will learn that there are several misperceptions about spray foam insulation and what the myths are as well as the facts. 


Icynene ProSeal closed cell spray foam was used in an exterior wall continuous insulation application for two large high schools in the growing city of Fishers, Indiana.


Opportunities for achieving energy efficiency in schools.


The importance of moisture management in commercial construction.


A new high school in Prescott, Wisconsin is set to help change how commercial architects realize energy-efficient construction.


Closed-cell spray foam insulation offers a complete, cost-effective and superior performance solution for exterior commercial wall construction allowing you to push the envelope in creative architectural design.