Mission & Vision
The Association for Learning Environments is a professional 501 (c)(3) non-profit association.
Our Core Purpose
To strengthen learning for all through better environments.
An interdisciplinary association of professionals working at the intersection
of learning and place to drive the evolution of learning environments.
achieved by recognizing students as the ultimate
beneficiaries of our work; demonstrated when planners,
designers, builders, and school systems think first about
the needs of students.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
achieved by deliberately and authentically engaging all voices and perspectives; demonstrated when everybody’s ideas, suggestions, and recommendations are heard and valued.
achieved through the exploration of opportunities at
the intersection of learning and place; demonstrated
when the value of place in learning is recognized and
our work strengthens learning for all through
achieved through the sharing of ideas, resources,
and values; demonstrated when our members
operate seamlessly across market sectors and
achieved through recognition and acceptance of
ideas, thoughts, and perspectives that differ from your
own; demonstrated when a culture exists where new
ideas and perspectives are embraced and welcomed.
achieved through alignment of learning and place;
demonstrated when the value of place in learning is
recognized and our work strengthens learning for all
through better environments.
The Association for Learning Environments was first established in 1921 as the National Council on Schoolhouse Construction (NCSC) then becoming Council of Education Facility Planners International (CEFPI) in 1971. It took its current name in 2015.