Ms. Rundle is President of Performance Concepts International, Director of the Connecticut Learning Style Center for Business and Education, and Director of Adult Learning and Corporate Training for St. John's University, Center for the Study of Learning and Teaching Styles. Susan specializes in the implementation and application of learning and productivity styles leading to increased academic achievement and improved performance in educational and workplace settings.
Rob Pillar, ALEP, AIA
Rob is an educational facilities planner and architect with over 31 years of experience dedicated to improving teaching and learning environments. His portfolio of work including district wide master plans, educational visioning, and architectural design has received national recognition from the American Institute of Architects as well as the Association for Learning Environments. He has collaborated on projects throughout northeastern United States, Canada, and the Middle East. Rob earned his Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Kent State University, and an advanced certificate in educational facilities planning from San Diego State University. He has been an active member of the Association since 1998 and has served many roles in support of the organization including: NE region leadership, LEsolutions and McConnell award jury chair, and numerous committee positions.
Ms. Robertson integrates experience in the fields of education and design into her work as an educational planner. She has a Bachelor's degree in elementary education and has worked as an educator from elementary through university levels. Additionally, she holds a Master's degree from Florida State University in Interior Design and experience in space planning for educational facilities as well as commercial office buildings. In 2004, Ms. Robertson co-authored the Assocation's cornerstone publication, Creating Connections: The CEFPI Guide for Educational Facility Planning
Irene Nigaglioni, AIA, ALEP, LEED AP BD+C
Irene offers varied experience in programming, design and project management for institutional facilities. She has completed hundreds of school projects ranging from Master Plans and Facilities Assessments, to High Schools, Stadia and District Service Facilities.
Irene has earned national recognition for her concentrated efforts in research and programming for educational environments. She has become one of the foremost industry experts in cutting-edge programming and design applications for high school facilities. She has served in leadership roles for national associations dedicated to educational environments, including serving as Chair for the Association for Learning Environments and earning the title of Planner of the Year.
Irene has been published in numerous educational facility publications, and she serves as one of the instructors on the Association's Educational Facilities Course. She is married to Steve and has one son, Kyle, who is 12.