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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Upcoming Programs

September Social Event

Earlier this year the Oregon/SW Washington Chapter of A4LE hosted the inaugural 20 Under 40 conference for the Pacific NW Region in Portland. Each chapter in the region was asked to nominate 3-4 members under the age of 40 who exhibit leadership qualities and could represent their respective chapters at the event. Through collaborative events and increased familiarity, the younger generations of A4LE can strengthen the future cohesion of the region. In organizing the first 20 Under 40 conference, it was our hope that the event will be repeated annually at a new location within the region.

Please join us at Brix Tavern for a night of socializing and a recap of this year's event. We will describe each of the sessions that took place during the conference, summarize the content covered, and present the conclusions we reached along the way. Additionally, we will show off some fun pictures of the attendees/sessions and announce the location of next year's conference!

This casual social will aim to educate members over the age of 40 of the energy and drive present in the younger A4LE contingent, and inspire younger members to attend next year's event.

Date: September 20, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Brix Tavern

1338 NW Hoyt Street
Portland, OR 97209
NW 13th & Hoyt in the Pearl District

This social is free to attend for all.
We do ask that you RSVP so we know you are attending.

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Congratulations to the 2017 Scholarship Winner!

Jason Kim

2017 Scholarship to Attend

LearningSCAPES Conference

The Pacific Northwest Region is pleased to offer a scholarship up to $1500 to a PNR member of the Association who is working in the profession of school planning and design. The funds shall be used to attend the LearningSCAPES Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, October 26-29, 2017. The purpose of this scholarship is to expand the mission of the Association by making this important conference available to persons who might otherwise not be able to attend.

Click here to download the application. Submit to Philip Riedel, priedel@nacarchitecture.com no later than 5:00 pm (Pacific time) on September 29, 2017.

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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.