Instructors

Susan Rundle

Susan Rundle

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.


Ron Lamarre

Ron Lamarre, AIA, ALEP, ALA, LEED AP B+C

Design Principal | Educational Facility Planner
Accredited Learning Environment Planner

President – Northeast Region and New England Chapter founder of the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE).
(International organization dedicated to the advancement of learning environments)

Ron is an award-winning Architect, Certified Educational Facility Planner, and Accredited Learning Environment Planner. He has led educational projects ranging from K12 and higher-ed to public libraries; encompassing cradle to grave life-long learning. Licensed in MA, NH, RI, ME, and CT his work has been primarily located in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

As Design Principal at Lavallee Brensinger Architects, Ron’s work focuses on creating unique community-driven solutions comprised of meaningful, memorable, and innovative learning environments planned to evolve with advances in education and designed for a sustainable future. He led the design of LEED-certified projects, ASHRAE 189.1 Standard for the Design of High Performance Green Buildings, and the New Building Institute’s Advanced Building Guide; as well as the first public K12 School to be recognized as a Maine Advanced Building. Ron is also an active member of the American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE), and Committee on the Environment (COTE), the American Library Association, and the American Association of School Libraries.

Ron graduated, with a Bachelor of Architecture from Roger Williams College, and an Advanced Certificate in Educational Planning from San Diego State University. Ron’s work has been featured in Learning by Design, American School and University, and the Green Building Journal. Published articles include, “Photovoltaics – Theory to Reality 2006” and “Integrated Sustainability 2015”. He has spoken nationally on educational planning and the sustainable design of learning places and spaces:
“Classroom of the Future”, San Antonio TX
“Making Community Connections”, Indianapolis IN
“Student Centered Learning”, Baltimore MD
“Envisioning Integrated Education: Where Career Technical Education, Academics, and Community Meet”, Saratoga NY
“Integrating Secondary and Post-secondary Learning Environments”, Providence RI
“Libraries of the Future”, Concord NH
“Schools that Work through Cities that Work” Baltimore MD
“integrating Library Planning with Library Design” Manchester NH
“Think. Plan. Build.” Providence RI


Robert Hendriks


Sue Robertson

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.


Sandy Kate


Irene Nigaglioni

Irene Nigaglioni, AIA, ALEP, LEED AP BD+C

President, In2Architecture
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.