Mission & Vision

The Association for Learning Environments is a professional 501 (c)(3) non-profit association.

Our Core Purpose

To strengthen learning for all through better environments.

Mission

An interdisciplinary association of professionals working at the intersection of learning and place to drive the evolution of learning environments.

Core Values

LEARNERS FIRST achieved by recognizing students as the ultimate beneficiaries of our work; demonstrated when planners, designers, builders, and school systems think first about the needs of students.

JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION achieved by deliberately and authentically engaging all voices and perspectives; demonstrated when everybody’s ideas, suggestions, and recommendations are heard and valued.

INNOVATION achieved through the exploration of opportunities at the intersection of learning and place; demonstrated when the value of place in learning is recognized and our work strengthens learning for all through exceptional environments.

COLLABORATION, COLLEGIALITY, CONNECTION achieved through the sharing of ideas, resources, and values; demonstrated when our members operate seamlessly across market sectors and geographic boundaries.

RESPECT achieved through recognition and acceptance of ideas, thoughts, and perspectives that differ from your own; demonstrated when a culture exists where new ideas and perspectives are embraced and welcomed.

PLACE MATTERS achieved through alignment of learning and place; demonstrated when the value of place in learning is recognized and our work strengthens learning for all through better environments.

History

The Association for Learning Environments was first established in 1921 as the National Council on Schoolhouse Construction (NCSC) then becoming Council of Education Facility Planners International (CEFPI) in 1971. It took its current name in 2015.
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ALEP / Certificate Programs

 
ALEP / CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Comprehensive industry education: ALEP, Advanced Academy and Vibrant Learning Environments

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LearningSCAPES 2021

 
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January 6-8, 2022
Washington Hilton, Washington DC

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