Oregon/Southwest Washington Chapter

Chapter Mission

The commitment of the professional membership has been the key to the success of the Association for Learning Environments. We must now build on this tradition by increasing our membership to include sectors now under-represented within the organization. Increasing membership from the communities we serve to include minorities and urban school personnel.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Donna Robinson

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Call for 2017-2018 Tours

The Association for Learning Environments Oregon/SW Washington Chapter is soliciting nominations of projects in Oregon and Southwest Washington area to tour. While our focus is K-12 schools, we're also very interested in receiving submittal for other learning environments that are inspirational and may potentially influence the approach to K-12 school design.

For the coming year, we're looking for five or six projects within our Chapter. The potential tour dates are typically on Wednesdays, as noted below:

  • October 3 & 4, 2017 – 4 school tours as part of a Chapter School Tour Event
  • November 15, 2017
  • December 13, 2017
  • January 17, 2018
  • February 14, 2018
  • March 14, 2018
  • May 16, 2018

Final selection of the tours will be completed by the Board in September. The remaining nominations may be considered additional tours or events.

To submit a school or learning environment for consideration, please email the Call for Tours form before 5:00 pm on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 to Donna Robinson, donna@a4le.org.

Congratulations to the 2016 Scholarship Winner!
Sam Levin
Lake Oswego High School


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Upcoming chapter events

TBD  Bond Social

Mentors Needed

Would you like to share your knowledge of architecture, engineering, and construction with middle school students and helps shape their understanding of what our built environment in the future could be like? The Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments is looking for volunteers to be mentors for middle school students in the Metro area as they participate in the SchoolsNEXT Design Competition, which challenges student teams to design their “school of the future”. Mentors will work directly with students and their teachers, and can volunteer for as much time as they are able. Planning, design, construction and operations knowledge in all fields and skills are welcome. The competition starts in Fall and concludes with the Chapter competition in March. This is a great opportunity to educate our sustainability leaders of the future! Contact Robert Allen or Katrina Shum Miller for more information.