5 Firms Selected To Design EDspaces 2017 Classrooms

(Silver Spring, MD)—The Education Market Association (EDmarket) is pleased to announce the results of the design competition for education session classrooms during the 2017 EDspaces Conference & Expo in Kansas City. The classrooms provide an extension of learning by allowing participants to experience firsthand the learning environments in action.

The winners of the EDspaces classroom design competition:
• DEMCO, Inc.
• Moseley Architects
• Scott Rice Office Works / DLR Group/VS
• School Outfitters
• Susan Gladden Interiors

Proposals were evaluated for aesthetics, overall functionality, vendor engagement, relevance to the future of educational facilities, and flexibility of the learning space. Five classrooms are featured, with two located on the exhibit floor, and three in the convention center meeting room areas. The proposals were judged by a review panel of school purchasing influencers and architects.

“How great it is that so many architects and designers are willing to share the latest thinking about learning environments and that manufacturers are working in partnership with the A&D community to bring these new ideas to EDspaces and the AIA-CAE Fall Convention,” said Stuart Pettitt, FAIA, LEED AP, Straub Pettitt Yaste Architects, a member of the review committee and AIA-CAE leadership.

EDspaces is October 25-27, 2017 in Kansas City, MO. EDspaces which brings together the key professionals who plan, design and manage innovative learning environments with the dealers, service providers and manufacturers who support them. EDspaces attendees include buyers and decision makers from school districts, colleges and universities from across the country; dealers; and architects and interior designers. The AIA Committee on Architecture for Education holds its annual Fall Conference in conjunction with EDspaces.

The Education Market Association connects people who want to succeed in the education market by providing events, resources and leadership to those serving education. For more information on the Education Market Association, please visit To join the conversation at EDspaces, visit