Muse Elementary School Featured in 2021 Architectural Portfolio HONORING Education Design Excellence

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Posted On: Friday, January 14, 2022


HHSDR Architects/Engineers announces that Muse Elementary School, Muse, Pennsylvania has been selected for publication in the American School & University® 2021 Architectural Portfolio. The project is featured in the November/December 2021 edition of the magazine and also online at An annual competition honoring education design excellence, the Architectural Portfolio spotlights projects representing today’s most effective learning environments.

Additional details/background/data about the project here:

A jury of American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education members and education administrators evaluated submissions from architectural firms, schools, and universities across the country. Ninety-four projects were chosen for publication in AS&U, an educational facilities, purchasing and business administration magazine reaching 57,000 facility planners, school and university administrators, and architects with this issue. This is the competition’s 39th year.            

As a guide for their evaluations of the designs, the jurors paid special attention to these criteria:

• Inclusive and welcoming to all

• Agile

• Beauty that inspires joy

• Seamless integration of indoors and out

• Promotes collaboration, community, and active learning

• Exhibits innovation throughout

• Sustainability

• Budget-conscious

• Health and safety

• High-quality construction

More information about the Architectural Portfolio, including a complete list of 2021 projects selected for publication, is available on American School & University’s website, or by contacting Molly Roudebush, senior marketing manager, at

Founded in 1928, American School & University is devoted exclusively to education facilities/business administration. The authority for information about the educational facilities market, AS&U delivers an insightful combination of exclusive reports, special focuses, and how-to articles.  For more information, please visit and

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