Professor of Practice Tom Chung’s Firm Wins Multiple Design Awards
Congratulations to Professor of Practice Tom Chung and architecture firm Leers Weinzapfel Associates (LWA) on winning a 2022 World Architecture News Gold Award and being named Best of Practice in 2022 by Architect’s Newspaper. Chung, who teaches in Auburn’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (APLA), is Principal at LWA.
Chung and LWA won the World Architecture News Gold Award in the category of Future Projects – Education for their design of the Woodland Wonders Nature Preschool at Auburn’s Kreher Preserve and Nature Center. The facility design promotes environmental exploration and stewardship inspired by nature-based learning. The design includes well-lit classrooms, administrative space and a series of covered porches extending into the surrounding wooded areas. The World Architecture News annual awards recognize entries that showcase international architecture industry projects with outstanding talent and expertise.
LWA was named Best of Practice in Architect’s Newspaper’s 2022 Best of Design Awards in the category of Large Architecture Firm (Northeast). As a winner of this award, Chung will serve on the jury for Architect’s Newspaper’s 2023 awards. LWA was also recently honored with the 2022 Education Facility Design Award by the American Institute of Architects’ Committee on Architecture for Education for its work on the Olver Design Building at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.