CHAMPAIGN - Champaign’s new Booker T. Washington STEM Academy was recently named the top entry for kindergarten through 12th-grade schools in the 2012 American School & University Architectural Portfolio.
The school won the portfolio's top architecture award, the William W. Caudill Citation, according to a news release from the school district.
The new Booker T. Washington building, located at 606 E. Grove St., C, was finished August 2011. It was awarded LEED Certified Gold status earlier this year. It's a magnet school that focuses on science, engineering, technology and mathematics.
The school district worked with Cannon Design of Chicago and Champaign-based Bailey Edward Architecture on the building's design.
“We are proud that we can provide this top-notch facility to the students here in Unit 4,” said Superintendent Judy Wiegand.