Canyon View High School

Before and after photos of Canyon View High School, which has chalked up design awards since opening in 2018.

Chalk up another award for Canyon View High School.

The shining star in the Agua Fria Union School District opened in 2018, with a “flexible teaching environment.”

The DLR Group just earned an Award of Merit by the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education for its Canyon View design.

This national award honors innovative designs that inspire learners, educators, administrators and communities and enhance modern pedagogy.

During the award review process, jurors noted “the project hits on equity, health and accessibility. Every indoor-outdoor space is a place for socializing, movement, gathering, performing and creating as a community of learners.”

DLR Group previously received the James D. MacConnell Award by the Association for Learning Environments for its Canyon View High School design.

“Canyon View High School is a special campus. The design is the framework that allows the district to blur the lines between ages and abilities,” said DLR Group Senior Principal Pam Loeffelman, FAIA. “DLR Group is especially honored to be recognized by our peers for design excellence that positively impacts student success.”

Canyon View High School is in Waddell, just north of Goodyear and Litchfield Park and west of Glendale.

Like the rest of Agua Fria Union High School District, Canyon View closed classrooms and shifted back to online teaching only Nov. 9.