Asilong Christian High School receives Honor Award at the AIA San Diego Design Awards Gala
BNIM attended the virtual 2020 AIA San Diego Design Awards annual gala on October 29th – with a captive audience of AEC professionals from the Southern California region and beyond. BNIM’s Asilong Christian High School project received an Honor Award in the architecture category this year for honoring innovative design, with an emphasis on sustainability. The jury is comprised of five representatives from AIA Washington DC:
Jury Chair: Mary Katherine Lanzillotta, FAIA,LEED AP
Greg Mella, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
Joanna Schmickel, AIA, LEED AP
Rick Harlan Schneider, AIA, APA, LEED AP
Michelle Amt, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP
Asilong Christian High School is the story of a community imagining a different future for themselves and the path they took to realize it. It began with seeking peace in the region through access to clean water, then enhancing educational opportunities for their primary school graduates. The project is a high school campus for 320 students upon full buildout. Structures accommodate classrooms, offices, dormitories, and teacher housing, filling a major gap in providing access to secondary education for both boys and girls in this rural region of Kenya. BNIM's Laura Lesniewski and Sam De Jong served on the design team for Asilong Christian High School.