About the Educational Facility Grant Program

EDspaces Educational Facility Grant Program

Who’s Coming

  • 'Iolani School
  • Abbotsford School District No 34
  • ACI Boland Architects
  • Adlai E. Stevenson High School
  • Agua Fria Union High School District
  • Alief Independent School District
  • Allen Independent School District
  • Amarillo College
  • Antioch District #34
  • Architecture for Education, Inc.
  • Aurora Public Schools
  • Bailey Architecture Education Pa
  • Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Berea City Schools
  • Blue Valley School District
  • Boise School District
  • Bourgade Catholic High School
  • Cache County School District
  • Calgary Board of Education
  • Carroll College
  • Charlotte County Public Schools
  • Charter Schools USA
  • Chicago Public School District
  • Cincinnati Public Schools
  • City of Charlottesville
  • Clovis Unified School District
  • CMBA Architects
  • Co Architects
  • Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola
  • Conservation Design Forum
  • Coventry Local Schools
  • Creative Educational Strategies & Services, LLC
  • Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc.
  • Darden Architects, Inc.
  • Davis School District
  • De Smet Jesuit High School
  • Dekker Perich Sabatini
  • DesignLAB Architects
  • DLR Group
  • DLR Group
  • DLR Group Corporate Headquarters
  • Dodge City Unified School District 443
  • Douglas County School District
  • Dull Olson Weekes - IBI Group Architects
  • Elkhorn Public Schools
  • Fanning Howey
  • Fitzgerald Public Schools
  • Foothills School Division #38
  • Fort Thomas Independent Schools
  • Fort Wayne Community Schools
  • Fremont Community Schools
  • GLMV Architecture
  • Gould Evans
  • Granite School District
  • Grinnell-Newburg Community School District
  • Hannibal-LaGrange University
  • Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Hope Leadership Academy Charter School
  • Hord Coplan Macht
  • HTK Architects
  • Huckabee
  • Ignacio School District 11JT
  • Independent School District 112
  • INSYNC: Education Research + Design
  • Integrus Architecture, P.S.
  • Intertek Testing Services
  • Johnson Johnson Crabtree Architects, P.C.
  • Lakeville Area Public Schools
  • Las Cruces Public School District
  • Legat Architects
  • LPA Inc.
  • Massachusetts School Building Authority
  • Meridian Community College
  • Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Moriah School
  • Mosaic Architecture
  • Moseley Architects
  • Murphy Graves Architects
  • NAC Architecture
  • Nampa School District 131
  • Nord Anglia Education
  • Norfolk Public Schools
  • North Royalton City Schools
  • Northeast Metro Intermediate School District 916
  • Northport-East Northport Union Free School District
  • Ogden School District
  • Ohio Facilities Construction Commission
  • Omaha Public Schools
  • Orange County Public Schools
  • Paragon Architecture
  • Philadelphia School District
  • Pittsburgh Public School District
  • Portland Public Schools
  • Provo School District
  • Quinn Evans Architects
  • Radford University
  • RATIO Architects, Inc.
  • Renfrew County District School Board
  • Richmond School District #38
  • Ridgefield School District
  • Rio School District
  • River Trails School District 26
  • Rockhurst High School
  • Rocky View School District
  • Royalton-Hartland Central School District
  • RTA Architects Inc.
  • Saint Paul Public Schools
  • Santa Fe Public Schools
  • Sapp Design Associates
  • Seton Hill University
  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • Southwest Technical Education District of Yuma
  • Springfield Public Schools
  • St. Paul's Catholic School
  • Stantec Architecture
  • Summit Technology Academy/Missouri Innovation Campus
  • Surrey School Board #36
  • Susan Gladden Interiors
  • Sycamore Community Schools
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • TETER Architects & Engineers
  • The Ohio State University
  • TMP Architecture, Inc.
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • University of North Texas
  • VCBO Architecture
  • Wake County Public School System
  • Washington Elementary School District
  • Wayzata Public Schools
  • Wold Architects and Engineers
  • Worcester Public Schools
  • Yeager, Watson & Associates, Inc.
  • Yeshiva Shaarei Tzion School

EDspaces serves educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. Each year, attendees and industry professionals engage the education community’s cutting–edge topics in a dynamic learning and networking environment. EDspaces Educational Facility Grant program helps schools and colleges drive innovation, improve performance, and develop sensible budgeting, by exposing them to the latest products and services to enhance student learning.

Benefits of Participation

Grant Package


Learn More about the focus areas: Pedagogy, Process/Operations, Infrastructure, Technology, Community Engagement


Current theory and practice drives change in design of modern educational buildings, with space playing an increasingly critical role in the flexibility and adaptability of a learning environment. Sessions explore ways in which pedagogical innovation and cutting-edge design impact and influence student outcomes, including the relationship between facilities and learning and how changes in pedagogy converge with design.


Sessions guide administrators and planners through topics such as: master planning, working with a design team, writing educational specifications, addressing design guidelines, planning for technology, integrating sustainable design, identifying cost and funding options, communicating the importance of supporting education finance, evaluating life-cycle costs, producing procurement documents, evaluating project delivery options, monitoring progress, and evaluating completed projects.


Deferred infrastructure maintenance and outdated facilities combined with limited state support have demanded organizational restructuring, streamlining of processes, creative partnerships and new construction delivery models. Evidence-based, data-driven planning and design processes can create healthier, more productive learning environments. Sessions in this area address how facilities make the best use of the space they have and with the greatest positive impact on learning. They draw from real-world experiences, using technologies and practices that architects, planners, school facilities professionals can use or adapt at their own facilities or use in the planning process for future renovation/redevelopment or construction projects.


As more and more products are moving into the digital world, there are tremendous impacts on the physical environment. Spaces continue to evolve as technology allows for greater flexibility, and collaboration becomes more fundamental to meeting shared educational goals. Sessions address how technology is affecting both design and pedagogy and how to integrate technology into the learning spaces. How can spaces be transformed for emerging technologies and new methods of learning and instruction?

Community Engagement:

Community partnerships become even more important as space is allocated not only for learning and administrative uses but also for community or business use. In the spirit of this move toward community involvement, many buildings are planned for mixed use or repurposed for the future needs of the locale. Integrating the need for career and technical education or early childhood education into cooperative learning spaces are vital to developing public/private partnerships that open doors to achieving a shared vision for the future.

Grant Package Award Components for Recipients:

Hotel Accommodation

Hotel accommodation for up to three (3) nights at an official EDspaces hotel.

Education Conference

Full conference registration to attend career-enriching educational sessions.

Exhibits & Events

Access to the exhibit floor and networking events.