Previous winners

2013 Winners

Automation & Control Award

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA, USA

CHALLENGE: Technology users in classrooms and special event spaces needed a simple, effective way to request technical support. While phones are a typical stand-alone solution, the needs of technology users could be better addressed by adapting the communications functionality directly within the equipment and technology solutions. See solution and impact

Sustainability Award

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

CHALLENGE: To reduce implementation and support costs and improve efficiency of operations, Texas A&M strives to develop a standardized technology deployment approach to controlling classrooms, conference rooms and auditoriums. The specific requirements of various departments and colleges are assessed in the planning phase of all new building construction projects, with agreement from various stakeholders on the technologies to be deployed contributing to a robust and efficient environment. See solution and impact

International Award

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

CHALLENGE: Flipped classroom, active learning and specialized spaces are requiring careful thought, preparation and attention to detail. There is an overwhelming need to challenge existing design protocols in order to create new and more interactive learning spaces for tech-savvy clients. See solution and impact

Collaboration Award

Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

CHALLENGE: The vision for a new Science Engineering Centre called for an innovative public gallery, classroom, research facility, and corporate function venue utilizing cutting-edge solutions to ensure a stunning visitor experience today, and sustained performance and capability well into the future. See solution and impact

Collaboration Honorable Mention

Penn State University, University Park, PA, USA

CHALLENGE: The College of Business sought to implement a user-friendly, flexible and sophisticated automation and control solution for a large lecture theater classroom. The facility was to be used flexibly for multiple instructional/event formats including some remote participation. The technical skill of users of the space would vary, so an innovative technology design requiring minimal support is critical. See solution and impact

2013 Finalists

  University Location
Bentley University Waltham, MA, USA
James Cook University Smithfield, QLD, Australia
Penn State University - Smeal College of Business University Park, PA, USA
Queensland University of Technology Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Stanford University Stanford, CA, USA
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Galloway, NJ, USA
Temple University Philadelphia, PA, USA
Temple University - Fox School of Business Philadelphia, PA, USA
Texas A&M University College Station, TX, USA
University of Georgia Athens, GA, USA
University of Houston (Downtown) Houston, TX, USA
University of Ottawa Ottawa, ON, Canada
University of Queensland Brisbane, QLD, Australia

2012 Winners

Automation & Control Award

Stanford University
Stanford, CA, USA

CHALLENGE: The School of Medicine needed to replace the lecture capture and distribution system installed in the 1970’s. There was a requirement to increase capacity and streamline efficiency as part of the early stages of building a new central hub.
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Collaboration Initiatives Award

George Washington University, Washington D.C, USA

CHALLENGE: G.W.U. identified three main challenges with collaborative learning spaces. Faculty and students were moving away from traditionallecture environments and demanding spaces that provide additional interactivity, flexibility while supporting mobile and digital technology devices.
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Connected Campus

Wake Forest University
Winston Salem, NC, USA

CHALLENGE: Create a new location that would be both technologically and culturally connected to the main campus in Winston Salem, NC., remain in budget, and provide the most flexibility within the space and in the future.
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2012 Finalists

 
Category University Location
Automation Queensland University of Technology Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Automation Temple University Philadelphia, PA, USA
Automation University of Houston-Downtown Houston, TX, USA
Collaboration University of Florida Gainesville, FL, USA
Collaboration University of Strathclyde Glasgow, United Kingdom
Collaboration University of Washington Seattle, WA, USA
Connected Campus University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Connected Campus University of Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Connected Campus University of Queensland Brisbane, QLD, Australia

2011 Winners

MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND
St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
Category: Automation & Control Award

CHALLENGE:Redesign the 250-seat lecture theatre with state-of-the art equipment. Replace older analog equipment with newer 16 x10 digital technology that will be user-friendly to the end user and simple in operational design with digital capabilities, videoconferencing and lecture capture.

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THE RICHARD STOCKTON COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY
Pomona, New Jersey, USA

Category: Collaboration Initiatives Award

CHALLENGE: Design and install a high-tech computer teaching facility at the FAA Tech Center. Expand upon the successful electronic classroom model utilized throughout the campus while applying new and innovative efficient learning systems.

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University Of Florida
Gainesville, Florida, USA 

Category: New Learning Space Award

CHALLENGE: Design a new facility that would have to be so unique and cutting-edge that it would attract and retain the best faculty, students, research projects and grants. The facility would represent a quantum leap in the way veterinary medical instruction is conducted and become a new standard for teaching hospitals worldwide.

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2011 Finalists

Category University Location
Automation Marquette University Milwaukee, MI
Automation University of Idaho Moscow, Idaho
Automation University of Strathclyde Glasgow, Scotland
Automation University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN
Automation University of Georgia Athens, GA
Automation Temple University Philadelphia, PA
Automation Arizona State University Phoenix, AZ
Automation Texas Woman's University Denton, TX
Automation CQ University Rockhampton Australia
Collaboration University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
Collaboration University of Queensland St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Collaboration University of Georgia Athens, GA
New Learning Space Georgetown University-Qatar Doha, State of Qatar
New Learning Space University of Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
New Learning Space University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN