Cheltenham Elementary to Be Recognized with Montgomery Award for Planning and Design
Cheltenham Elementary (CE) will be recognized with a 2018 Montgomery Award from the Montgomery County Planning Commission on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit in Norristown. CE is being honored along with the following projects: Centre Square Commons (Whitpain Township), Hallowell Elementary School (Horsham Township) and Lions Gate at Penn State Abington (Abington Township).
CES is being recognized for its “green” planning and design, how the teachers utilize the outside space and design to impact what’s done in the classroom, and its partnerships with organizations such as the Audubon Club and Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed
“I'm extremely proud that our school and district have been recognized with this award,” said CE Principal Nicholas Perez. “Creating uniquely designed learning spaces that reduce our carbon footprint is essential in educating our students in the 21st century.”
Presented since 1967, the prestigious Montgomery Award program recognizes the best in planning, design and advocacy in Montgomery County. The program promotes awareness of outstanding design and innovative planning in communities by awarding successful land developments, revitalization efforts, open space enhancements, environmental sustainability, and transportation improvements. In 2017, the Montgomery County Planning Commission partnered with the Montgomery County Conservation District to add an Environmental Stewardship Award as part of the Montgomery Awards Program.
The Montgomery Award recognizes projects completed in the past three years that exemplify the practices of environmental stewardship and conservation for water and soil quality. Since 1967, the program has presented more than 200 awards acknowledging the outstanding efforts and commitment of communities, organizations and professionals in achieving excellence.