Honors and Awards
Library and Museum Awards
Five libraries and five museums have been awarded the 2007 National Medals for Museum and Library Service, an annual award presented by the Washington-based Institute of Museum and Library Services together with the White House. The recipients include the following:
Alabama: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham.
California: Kim Yerton Branch of the Humboldt County Library, Hoopa.
District of Columbia: National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Illinois: Brookfield Zoo of the Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield; The Newberry Library, Chicago.
New Jersey: Ocean County Library, Toms River.
Oregon: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland.
South Carolina: Georgetown County Public Library, Georgetown.
Tennessee: Memphis Public Library and Information Center, Memphis.
Vermont: Vermont Historical Society, Barre.
School Air Quality Awards
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded 11 school districts, school boards, and nonprofit organizations for their commitment to improving indoor air quality for students, teachers, and staff with the 2007 Excellence Awards. The recipients and categories include the following:
Excellence Award Winners: Baltimore County Public Schools, Baltimore, Md.; Mayfield City School District, Mayfield Heights, Ohio; Ridgefield Public Schools, Ridgefield, Conn.
Model of Sustained Excellence Award Winners: Charlotte-Mecklenberg Schools, Charlotte, N.C.; Katy Independent School District, Katy, Texas; Palm Beach County School District, West Palm Beach, Fla.; Broward County School Board, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Wichita Public Schools—USD 259, Wichita, Kan.
Special Achievement Award Winners: Connecticut Education Association, Hartford, Conn.; Healthy Schools Network, Inc., Washington; The Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey, Union, N.J.
School Architecture Prizes
Alexandria, Va.-based Stratton Publishing and Marketing, Inc., a publishing and advertising company, and the Alexandria, Va.-based National School Boards Association have presented awards to 15 architectural firms in Learning By Design 2008, a publication on school architecture. The grand prize went to Portland, Ore.-based Dull Olson Weekes Architects for its demonstration of outstanding and innovative school design projects for pre-K through grade 12. The remaining categories and recipients include the following:
Citation of Excellence Awards: DLR Group, Phoenix, Ariz.; Harley Ellis Devereaux and Barton Phelps and Associates, Los Angeles, Calif.; NAC Architecture, Seattle, Wash.; NTD Architecture, Auburn, Calif.; Zyscovich, Inc., Miami, Fla.
Honorable Mention Awards: Earl Swensson Associates, Inc., Nashville, Tenn.; Fanning/Howey Associates, Inc., Dublin, Ohio; GMB Architects-Engineers, Holland, Mich.; Hamilton Anderson Associates, Detroit; LPA, Inc., Irvine, Calif.; LSW Architects, PC, Vancouver, Wash.; Peter Gisolfi Associates, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.; WBRC Architects/Engineers, Bangor, Maine.