Northern California/Nevada Chapter


Past Events

Chapter Tour

October 5, 2017 at 2pm

Chico USD

Join us as we hear from the Chico Unified School District on their plans for implementation of their upcoming bond program. They will discuss their master plan – their grade level reconfiguration that drove many of their projects – as well as current projects in-design. We will meet at and tour one of their recently completed projects, Marsh Junior High School.

Meet at Marsh Junior High School in the Multipurpose Building at 2pm 2253 Humboldt Rd, Chico, CA 95928

Cost: Free to Members, $10 for Non-Members

The event will be followed by a hosted Networking Mixer at Sierra Nevada Brewery, 1075 E. 20th St, Chico, CA, where we will hear from the brewery's sustainability director on Sierra Nevada's commitment to sustainability.

Chapter Tours

February 16, 2017
1:00 pm

Performing Arts Centers at San Mateo & Capuchino High School

Join the Association for Learning Environments, Artik Art & Architecture & Quattrocchi Kwok Architects as we tour the newly renovated Performing Arts Centers at San Mateo & Capuchino High School.

1:00 pm Meet at San Mateo High School (600 North Delaware St., San Mateo)
1:00 - 2:30 pm Tour San Mateo HS Performing Arts Center
2:30 - 3:00 pm Drive to Capuchino HS (1501 Magnolia Ave., San Bruno)
3:00 - 4:30 pm Tour Capuchino HS Performing Arts Center & Music Building (Drinks and Hors d'oeuvres)
4:30 pm Tour Complete

Chapter Tour

February 22, 2017
2:15 pm
520 18th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

Washington Elementary STEAM Academy

Sacramento City Unified School District

Before reopening as a STEAM academy, Washington Elementary needed a facilities refresh to support its hands-on, project-based curriculum. The resulting flexible, open environments provide students with a variety of learning opportunities that allow them a degree of choice over how and where they engage in their lessons.

Holiday Social

January 12, 2017
3:30 pm

WLC Architects
2600 10th Street, #500
Berkeley, CA 94710

The Northern California/Nevada Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments is hosting a Holiday Social to celebrate the kick off of 2017.As professionals who collaborate with those who use, plan, design, construct, maintain, equip and operate educational facilities, we are afforded an opportunity to improve and support the educational infrastructure of our communities. We are pleased to have Jeff Vincent, from the Center for Cities and Schools, to share the national work they are performing relative to “Planning for PK-12 Infrastructure” and how all of us should consider leveraging the funds available from the passage of Prop 51 in California or WC-1 in Washoe County, Nevada, to support this goal. We are all champions in our mission to improve the places where children learn. Let’s come together to celebrate and discuss what it is going take to carry this vision forward.

Living Schoolyards as Stormwater Infrastructure

Please join the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco Unified School District and Green Schoolyards America for two exciting public events that explore the potential of living schoolyards as powerful stormwater management tools. We are thrilled to welcome renowned landscape architect Birgit Teichmann, from Berlin, Germany to be our keynote speaker and share her expertise about living schoolyard design for stormwater management.

Monday, January 9, 2017 | RSVP required | FREE
Networking Reception, 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm | Presentation, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Thursday, January 12, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm | RSVP required | $25

Birgit Teichmann, GmbH, is a landscape architect with a strong stormwater engineering background (Landscape Management Engineer, FH) and expertise that blends spatial planning with social work and youth engagement. She has been working in the landscape architecture field in Berlin, Germany for more than 20 years and is the founder of Teichmann Landschafts Architekten, a firm with extensive experience designing school grounds with integrated, child-friendly stormwater infrastructure.

Chapter Tour

Tuesday, October 25


Join us for a tour of the new STEAM focused Sylvan Middle School followed by a hosted happy hour and networking event! We encourage you to include your emerging professionals. This is an excellent opportunity for them to see current work in our industry and do some networking as well. Students will conduct the school site tours. We will also hear from the educators that are charged with implementing the STEAM curriculum – their lessons learned and the impact of their new space in that evolution.

District personnel will be on hand to discuss San Juan Unified School District's upcoming bond issue as well.

Meeting in the Library at:
7085 Auburn Blvd
Citrus Heights, Ca 95610
with Clark/Sullivan & Lionakis



Tours of two community new college projects on the same campus, followed by a hosted happy hour and networking event!

TOUR DATE: Thursday, July 28th | 2pm-4:30pm

ITINERARY: Beginning at:
Auto Tech Building / Lionakis
Followed by:
Math Science & Social Sciences Building / HMC Architects

San Pedro Market
87 N San Pedro St.
San Jose, Ca 95110

Chapter Tour

Monday, May 9, 2016 | 11am-1:30pm
Complimentary lunch will be provided, this is a free event!

Dillard ES

Elk Grove Unified School District and Rainforth Grau Architects will profile their Dillard Elementary School, a sensitively designed replacement project. In addition, Campbell Keller will open their Education Furniture Showroom for a tour and presentation on current research in the furniture industry.

Beginning at:
Dillard Elementary School
9721 Dillard Road, Wilton, CA 95693

Lunch and Program at:
Campbell Keller: Education Furniture Showroom
3766 Bradview Drive, Sacramento, CA 95827
(Travel: 15 miles)

Chapter Tour

Thursday, March 10, 2016
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Complimentary lunch will be provided by A4LE. This is a no cost event.
Itinerary: Tour of two campuses, three schools in the West Contra Costa Unified School District. The schools are one mile apart. Meet at 11 a.m. at:

Greenwood Academy for a tour of the Sylvester Greenwood Academy/Leadership Public High School – HMC Architects
831 Chanslor Ave
Richmond, CA

Travel (on your own) to:

Coronado Elementary – WLC Architects
2100 Maine Avenue
Richmond, CA