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LEsolutions Planning and Design Awards

The Association for Learning Environments believes that great schools begin with open dialog and deliberate planning. As such, the Association is committed to recognizing learning environments that positively affect the teaching and learning process while serving as an example of sound planning principles. They result in appropriate and effective design solutions that reflect the community to which they belong. These awards honor projects that stimulate systemic change in the educational system by addressing difficult questions, challenging the status quo, and raising expectations. They often embody great architectural design solutions, but their successful components and characteristics have been founded in an interactive process that engaged multiple stakeholders to create an educational environment that holds purpose and distinction within a community.

Solution Provider Award

This newly established award is designed to highlight innovation in materials, technology, products and services that are key elements in defining healthy, high performance schools. New and improved products stimulate the life and growth of our educational facilities. This competition recognizes the results of those efforts and the foresight of the companies whose policies bring new products to the marketplace.

Lifetime Achievement

The annual Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest and most distinguished honor conferred by the Association. Selection is made by the Lifetime Achievement Committee. The jury consists of the Immediate Past President as the Chairperson, plus one member appointed by each region.


The Fellow designation is bestowed on individuals who have consistently contributed to the association in the highest manner possible. A Fellow is the most respected member of the Association for Learning Environments community. They represent the mark of excellence in the industry in which they serve and are recognized as those that advanced the association and its mission.