Maugel was awarded the 2014 International Facility Management Association's(IFMA) Award of Excellence for the design of a new two story addition to the World Academy School. The addition includes two new buildings--the middle school and the gymnasium/theatre arts center.
One of Maugel's major design objectives was to create a sense of connection, transparency, and community between the students, faculty, and administration. A notable design element is the open central core of the middle school which transformed a main thoroughfare from a traditional locker-lined hallway to an open, light-filled gathering space. The space allows for both vertical and horizontal visual connections between classrooms and floors, while allowing light filtration from the skylights above the second floor to the soft central seating on the first floor.