LIM College’s Maxwell Hall, which was expanded and renovated by Marner Architecture in 2009, has been recognized with an Outstanding Design award from American School & University (AS&U) magazine.

AS&U is an information source for education facilities and business professionals—serving the nation’s K-12 and higher education administrators responsible for the planning, design, construction, retrofit, operations, maintenance and management of education facilities. Since 1983, AS&U has hosted the premier competitions for education design projects.

Maxwell Hall will be featured in AS&U’s upcoming Educational Interiors Showcase. Published in August each year, this is a special issue entirely devoted to the best in educational interiors and facility planning. Educational administrators and others interested in educational facilities look to the Educational Interiors Showcase issue as a guide to award-winning ideas and innovations for America’s schools and universities. Honored projects also appear on the website.

Says LIM College President Elizabeth S. Marcuse, “We are thrilled to be recognized by American School & University magazine. Larry Marner and his colleagues at Marner Architecture created a state-of-the-art environment for us that not only facilitates learning and working, but also builds on LIM College’s strong tradition of community by creating a place where students, faculty and staff can come together to share information and exchange ideas.”

The awards judging panel consisted of a mix of school administrators and AIA-member architects who evaluated and selected outstanding projects for publication. Primary consideration was given to the design firm’s solution to the stated educational program requirements. The jury also considered problem statement and technical specifications; architect/designer response to the program requirements; aesthetic characteristics of the solution and overall presentation of materials.