Northeast Region

Region 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: Janell Weihs

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Upcoming Programs

School Tours

June 1, 2017

Click here to register.

1:00 PM School Tour

Fairchild Wheeler Inter-District Magnet Campus – 2016 James D. MacConnell Award Winner
840 Old Town Road, Bridgeport, CT
JCJ Architecture
Fairchild Wheeler

3:30 PM School Tour

Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, CT
375 Fan Hill Rd, Monroe, CT
Svigals + Partners
Sandy Hook

5:30 PM Social Hour

Maggie McFly's
971 Main St S,Southbury, CT

Save the Date!

Northeast Regional Conference

April 10-14, 2018
Baltimore, Maryland
2018 Save the Date

The Regional Board meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at Noon Eastern Time Zone

ALEPs in your Region

Pamela J. Babuca, ASID, IFMA, ALEP
Michael Blake, ALEP
Paul Bradshaw, ALEP
Jeffrey D. Chambers, NCARB, AIA, ALEP, LEED AP
Lori Cowles, AIA, ALEP, LEED BD + C
Craig J Dailey Sr., AIA, ALEP
William V. Doane Jr., ALEP
Joel Gallihue, ALEP
Robert J. Hendriks III, ALEP
Stacey Hughes, ALEP
Ronald Kauffman, ALEP
Edward E. Kirkbride, ALEP
Wendy S. Kunz, AIA
David L'Hommedieu, ALEP
Ronald R Lamarre, AIA, ALEP, LEED AP, BD+C
Grace Lynch, AIA, PP, ALEP
Darrell MacDonald, ALEP
Mark A Manetti, ALEP
Krystal McGee, ALEP
Vern L. McKissick III, AIA, ALEP
Dr. Richard D. Moretti Ed.D., ALEP, LEED AP
Beth Penfield, ALEP
Jeanne K. Perantoni, AIA, ALEP
Robert M. Pillar, AIA, ALEP
Philip J. Poinelli, FAIA, ALEP, LEED AP
Samantha Rodriguez, ALEP
Greta Sawyers, ALEP
John D Shea, ALEP
Gary R. Slutzky, AIA, ALEP
Cynthia Smith, PE, ALEP, PMP
Sarah Smith, ALEP
Tyler Specht, ALEP
Paul Taylor, AIA, LA, ALEP, LEED AP
Terry L Thompson, ALEP
Melissa Wilfong, ALEP, LEED AP BD+C


2017 Regional & Chapter Nominations

Please nominate members of the Association to serve on the regional and/or chapter Board of Directors.

Click here to make your nominations.

Nominations close May 19, 2017.

Regional Scholarships Available

The Northeast Region is offering two scholarships for members to participate in upcoming educational programs. These scholarships will be given to members in good standing and who are committed to the profession and want to become actively involved in the Association at the Chapter, Regional, and International levels but need financial assistance to participate.

  • Conference Stipend
  • The Advanced Academy for Designing Learning Spaces

Please submit your application by June 12, 2017.

Click here to apply

2017 Conference Photos

2017 Conference Photos
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2017 Conference Photos

2017 Regional Design Awards

Kirkbride Award
Andover Bancroft Elementary School
Andover School District | Andover, MA
Symmes Maini & McKee Associates

Andover Bancroft Elementary School
Andover Bancroft Elementary School

The Andover Bancroft project demonstrated a forward-thinking planning process and design solution. The interior learning environment included a variety of instructional spaces with a great deal of flexibility. Grade level classrooms are visually and physically connected to an adjacent learning commons and small group pull-out spaces beyond. Folding glass walls between these spaces give teachers and students the alter the learning place at any time. Similarly, the project demonstrates exceptional environmental stewardship by not only restoring wetlands, but also by making the site available as part of the learning experiences of children. Jurors comments about the project included, "...a project worthy of the Kirkbride award..." "A creative solution for the 21st century and beyond."
Projects of Distinction
Dwight-Englewood School Hajjar STEM Center
Independent Day School | Englewood, NJ

Dwight-Englewood School Hajjar STEM Center
Dwight-Englewood School Hajjar STEM Center

The Hajjar STEM Center project is an elegant and effective solution to a common educational challenge, how to integrate the STEM disciplines in an experiential and meaningful way. Its planning process was comprehensive, involving research, school tours, and visioning with a wide variety of stakeholders. The learning environment, itself, provides students with a sense of being in a high-tech start-up. Gensler's final design is a success on many levels, but most notably because it has positively impacted the way students learn.
Mill Creek Elementary
Bristol Town School District | Levittown, PA
SchraderGroup Architecture

Mill Creek Elementary
Andover Bancroft Elementary School

Bristol Town School District was faced with a daunting challenge: how to improve its nine aging elementary schools quickly and cost-effectively. Mill Creek Elementary School was part of the District's solution to consolidate nine small schools into three larger ones. Planning for the project organized the building into two schools-within-a-school, one K-2 and one 3-5 with shared functions between. The project also demonstrates the successful concept of every space as a learning space. Having such a wide variety of spaces available for learning allows teachers and students to choose spaces the best align with the activities of the day and students individual learning preferences.

Congratulations to our Advanced Academy Scholarship Recipient!

Mary E. Murphy Mary E. Murphy Lee, M. Ed.
Educational Facilities Planner
School District of Philadelphia, Capital Projects
Office of Grade and Space Planning

Read more about Mary.