About the Exhibit of School Architecture

Facilitated by the Texas Association of School Administrators and the Texas Association of School Boards since 1987, the Exhibit of School Architecture competition showcases new and renovated Texas public school facilities and celebrates excellence in planning and design of the learning environment.

Each year, architecture firms submit their school district projects for consideration by a 12-member jury (four school board members, four administrators, two representatives from the Texas Society of Architects and two representatives from the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE).

All submitted projects are displayed in a special exhibit at the annual TASA/TASB Convention.

Projects receive Stars of Distinction for excellence in one or more areas of distinction, which include: community, planning, transformation, design, value and sustainability.

Projects that receive at least four stars from the six areas of distinction are chosen as finalists for the competition’s highest level of recognition, the Caudill Class, which is named after Texas architect William Wayne Caudill (1914–1983), whose progressive concepts continue to influence school design.

This website, created in 2016, serves as a digital archive of Exhibit of School Architecture project entries. All nominated projects are featured for a full year; projects that receive Stars of Distinction will be displayed for 3 years and the Caudill Class status are to be featured for 5 years.