This summer Connecticut residents and school supporters voted Greens Farms Academy as one of the state’s top architectural treasures. The American Institute of Architects (Connecticut Chapter) hosts the annual Connecticut Treasures Award, a friendly competition in which voters choose their favorite (via online voting) from among eight different structures around the state.
GFA received 1,100 votes (29.11%), leading the esteemed group of Avon Old Farms School (Avon), 17.71%; Pomfret School (Pomfret), 15.49%; Wilbert Snow Elementary School (Middletown), 13.42%; Rockville Board of Education (Vernon), 12.19%; Horace Mann School John Dorr Nature Laboratory (Bethlehem), 5.35%; Choate Rosemary Hall (Wallingford), 4.64%; and Marine Science Magnet School (Groton), 2.10%.
In an email to GFA Head of School Bob Whelan, AIA’s Executive Director Gina Calabro and Program Manager Masha Nazarko affirmed, “Greens Farms Academy boasts many unique features and has established itself as a beacon of cultural significance. Your building enriches the plentiful assemblage of architecturally significant structures throughout the State of Connecticut.”
Voting opportunities were shared through email and social media, with many likes, shares and comments, including one current from Facebook who wrote, “We are so lucky to be at such a beautiful school.”
In their letter, Calabro and Nazarko recognized the community’s strong support for GFA, writing, “It is evident that Fairfield County takes pride in the Academy, which serves as the heart of the community. … Greens Farms Academy is indeed an institution that should be treasured.”
To see the full results, visit the AIA Connecticut website.