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

School Tour & Dinner

September 27, 2017

Tour: 4:30 PM
Please join us for a tour of La Conner Middle School by Hutteball & Oremus and La Conner School District. Note the later 4:30 start time to allow for the extended travel time.
404 North 6th Street, La Conner, WA 98257

Networking and Cocktails: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Dinner: 6:30 PM
Swinomish Yacht Club, 310 N. First St., La Conner, WA 98257

Presentation: 7:00 – 8:00 PM
"The La Conner History Wall"
Please join us for a presentation by mixed media artist Mary Ennis Davis about her process creating the La Conner History Wall. Located prominently in the lobby of the middle school, this large scale composition uses digitally altered images and three-dimensional objects to create a contemporary art installation to honor both the history of the town and La Conner School District.

La Conner Middle School

Lynndale The future of education in the La Conner School District pays respect to the community and traditions in which it is situated. Positioned between two facilities of contrasting eras, the middle school carefully blends contemporary architectural elements with materials that pay homage to the historical characteristics of the previous school building and other campus facilities.

Utilizing reclaimed bricks from the original 1935 school building, a large fireplace was constructed within the middle school library. Sections of the old gymnasium flooring were repurposed as tables throughout the school, and incorporated into an accent wall in the new gymnasium. Located across from the administration offices, the La Conner History Wall, documents the role and importance of the district within the greater community.

Project Team:
  • Architect: Hutteball & Oremus Architecture
  • Civil Engineer: Northwest Datum & Design, Inc.
  • Structural Engineer: PCS Structural Solutions
  • Landscape Architect: Thomas Rengstorf & Associates
  • Mechanical Engineer: Hargis Engineers
  • Electrical Engineer: Travis Fitzmaurice Associates
  • Cost Consulting: PRODIMS
  • Acoustical Consultant: SSA Acoustics
  • Food Service: Halliday Associates
  • Contractor: Babbit Neuman Construction

Members (Early) $50.00
Non-Members (Early) $60.00
Late (Members) $60.00
Late (Non-Members) $70.00
School Districts $30.00

Click here to register.

Early cutoff is 5:00 pm, September 25th

School District Employees
School District employees' first dinner is free! Spread the word and introduce a new School District employee to the Association, encourage them to sign up online for a free first dinner.

We greatly appreciate your attendance and active participation in our chapter events.


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.

Upcoming Events

October 19, 2017, Dinner Meeting
December 6, 2017, Holiday Social
January 24, 2018, Dinner Meeting
February 15, 2018, Dinner Meeting
March 28, 2018, Dinner Meeting
April 2018, Spring Bus Tour (date TBD)
May 2-4, 2018, State & PNW Regional Conference (Seattle)
June 21, 2018, Dinner Meeting

In Memoriam: Greg Hepp

November 7, 1951 – May 21, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce to the A4LE community the passing of one of our members, Greg Hepp. Greg was an incredible person who cared deeply about his family, his friends, and his colleagues. His spirit, humor, and good deeds lifted the lives of many and will continue to bring joy to those fortunate to know him. His legacy of sustainable design, leadership, and contributions to the profession of architecture live on.

Congratulations to the 2017
Award Winners!

Al Beck Award

Greg Hepp

Polished Apple Award

Hazel Wolf K-8 E-STEM School
Seattle Public Schools
NAC Architecture

Jonah Jensen, Steve Moore, Chris Duvall, Guy Overman, Phillip Riedel, Karen Wood

People's Choice – Polished Apple

McCarver Elementary School
Tacoma Public Schools
DLR Group

Jonah Jensen, Noah Greenberg, Melissa English, Chris Caffee, Lisa Johnson, Craig Stauffer, Kas Kinkead, Steve Murakami, Karen Wood

Merit Award – Polished Apple

Bates Advanced Technology Center
Bates Technical College
McGranahan Architects

Jonah Jensen, Shannon McLaughlin, Melissa English, Kas Kinkead, Dhiren Babaria, Seong Shin, Brett Santhuff, Karen Wood

Northwood Elementary School
Mercer Island School District
Mahlum Architects

Craig Stauffer, JoAnn Wilcox, Kas Kinkead, David Mount, Jonah Jensen