The APPA Award for Excellence in Facilities Management (AFE) is designed to recognize and advance excellence in the field of educational facilities. Originally established in 1988, the AFE is APPA’s highest institutional honor and provides educational institutions the opportunity for national and international recognition for their outstanding achievements in facilities management. The award is designed to highlight the essential role of facilities operations in the overall institutional mission and vision. AFE nominations are evaluated using the same criteria applied through the Facilities Management Evaluation Program (FMEP) in the areas of: leadership; strategic and operational planning; customer focus; information and analysis; development and management of human resources; process management; and, performance results. Nominated institutions also submit to a site review conducted by an awards evaluation team, when appropriate. The AFE designation is valid for a period of five years.
The 2022 AFE Application is now open and will close on December 15, 2021 at 11:59pm.
Complete a submission by logging into your myAPPA account. Click on the myAPPA link at the top of the page. In the right column of options, you’ll see myAwards Submissions.
Qualifications: Institution must be a member in Good Standing through the process of applying and acceptance of award.
AFE Past Recipients
No awards presented
Brigham Young University
Brigham Young University, Idaho
Soka University of America
University of Kansas Medical Center