Northeast Region

The Northeast Region consists of the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington, District of Columbia in the United States and the province(s) of New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Quebec in Canada.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Carla Cummins

After careful deliberation the organizing committees of A4LE events have decided that it will be in the best interest of all delegates to postpone upcoming events through May. Our number one priority is to ensure the safety and security of our members and delegates. Given the rapid escalation of the COVID – 19 (“Coronavirus”) and subsequent declarations of emergencies and health crisis concerns from local, state, provincial and federal government officials, we felt the need to take this course of action.

At this time, A4LE staff and volunteers are negotiating to find alternative dates that are suitable for postponement of events. The planning committees have promised stellar events, and we do not want to lose that momentum. We will be seeking a remedy to this that will carry all of the hard work forward, taking all events to fruition at a later date. We will continue to update on the progress.

POSTPONED

2020 East Conference

2020 East Conference   April 1-4, 2020
Inside the Mind of the Learner
Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

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The Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) Northeast Region is hosting two furniture exhibitions in 2020. The first exhibition is in Massachusetts and in partnership with the Commonwealth’s Operational Services Division (OSD). The second exhibition will be in partnership with the Southeast Region as part of a joint conference. Exhibitor registration is open for both events. Details are provided below.

Massachusetts Furniture Exhibition

Currently, Massachusetts is undertaking approximately $1B worth of school construction per year in the public K-12 market with a combination of a state-funded grant program and local funding. Other significant school building programs also are underway in other areas of our region.

This exhibition is an opportunity for furniture manufacturers and furniture dealers to display their products to area educators, architects, procurement officers, and other members of the design community. Exhibitors will need to pay a fee to reserve a booth, but admission to attend the event will be free. The Operational Services Division, the Massachusetts School Building Authority, and the Association for Learning Environments are collaborating to market the event. Although space is limited, exhibitors may purchase more than one booth. Dealers are encouraged to contact the manufacturers of the lines they represent to express interest in reserving an exhibit booth. Upon registering for a booth, a member of A4LE will reach out via email with specific instructions regarding booth selection, loading, and unloading.

Date: Thursday, May 7 Setup on May 6
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Open house style…visitors come and go over the course of the day
Location: DCU Center North Exhibit Hall
50 Foster St, Worcester, MA 01608
Audience: School District Personnel, Procurement Officers,
Architects, Designers
Several hundred estimated
Price Point: $1,500 per booth (approximately 10’ x 10’) w/ $250 discount per booth if exhibiting in both exhibitions

Register

A4LE East Conference Furniture Exhibition

Much of the east coast is currently experiencing a growing school construction market. This exhibition is an opportunity for furniture manufacturers and furniture dealers to display their products to conference attendees from the entire eastern half of the United States as well as area educators, architects, procurement officers, and other members of the design community. Admission will be free of charge to everyone. The Association for Learning Environments is collaborating with state and local organizations to market the event. Although space is limited, exhibitors may purchase more than one booth. Upon registering for a booth, a member of A4LE will reach out via email with specific instructions regarding loading and unloading.

Date: Wednesday, April 1 Setup on March 31
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Open house style…visitors come and go over the course of the day
Location: TBD, Washington, D.C.
Audience: School District Personnel, Procurement Officers,
Architects, Designers
Several hundred estimated
Price Point: $1,500 per booth (approximately 10’ x 10’) w/ $250 discount per booth if exhibiting in both exhibitions

Register


Congratulations to the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Winner!

Philip Poinelli Philip J. Poinelli, FAIA, LEED AP, ALEP
Principal
Symmes Maini & McKee Associates
Cambridge, MA

An architect and Educational Planner with Symmes Maini & McKee Associates in Cambridge MA, Philip Poinelli was instrumental in the development of the firm's K-12 Studio, and currently leads SMMA's educational planning initiatives' influencing most all of SMMA's K-12 public and private school projects. Mr. Poinelli is passionate about educational planning; collaborating, assessing, and working with dedicated professionals, nationally and internationally developing ideas for planning, programming and design of innovative and creative learning environments that not only support, but enhance educational delivery pedagogy. Active since 2007, Phil's previous roles in the organization include: four years in the Northeast Region leadership; three years as juror for the MacConnell Award; 2011 Planning Awards Juror, and numerous committee positions. He also served for three years as co-chair of the AIA/CAE K-12 committee. He is a writer, speaker and researcher on educational planning and places. In 2012 Mr. Poinelli was elected to the AIA College of Fellows and earned his ALEP certification. A '09 SDSU graduate, he was one of the early ALEP's and is active in helping to make the designation represent the cutting edge of the profession.


2018 Regional Design Awards

Kirkbride Award

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Scituate Public Schools | Scituate, MA
Dore & Whittier Architects

Gates Middle School

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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

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