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2022 Spring Chapter Conference

Re-CONNECT-ED March 16-18, 2022
ReCONNECT-ED: Getting Back to the New Normal
Cambridge Hotel & Conference Center
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

2021 AGM and Chapter Conference

AGM May 28, 2021

2020 Spring Chapter Conference

Achieving Balance March 4-6, 2020
Achieving Balance: Inspiring Design, Educational Functionality and Operational Efficiency
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Old Lodge Road, Jasper, Alberta, Canada T0E 1E0

2019 Spring Chapter Conference

Fairmont Lake Louise March 6-8, 2019
Empowering Modern Learners
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
111 Lake Louise Drive
Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada T0L 1EO

2018 Spring Chapter Conference

Fairmont Jasper March 7-9, 2018
Diversity & Inclusion – Creating Equitable Learning Environments
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Old Lodge Road, Jasper, Alberta, Canada

Past Events

Virtual Lunch & Learn

Friday, December 9, 2022
12:00 – 1:00 PM MST

The Power of Place: Stories of Belonging

Learning Objectives:
  • Community outreach and engagement as facilitation of identity definition.
  • Connecting multiple generations of stakeholders and sharing elder wisdom.
  • Recognition of storytelling and narrative aspects of placemaking.
  • Connecting educational places to the communities around them.

Julia Hawkinson, AIA, ALEP, LEED AP BD+C, O+M, WELL AP, Senior Facilities Development Manager, Los Angeles Unified School District.
Julia has been working for school districts for the past 19 years to make better places for students to learn. She manages the planning of major projects transforming existing school sites and leads the effort to develop, update and align LAUSD’s design standards and educational specifications with its instructional vision. In her professional and personal efforts, Julia advocates for inspiring learning environments that provide all children the opportunity to learn, to grow and to dream.

Michael Pinto, AIA, Design Director, NAC Architecture
Michael has more than 27 years of experience in public facilities' architectural design, primarily on California education campuses. As Design Director at NAC, Michael leads design with a strong emphasis on community engagement, believing that real and pragmatic concerns inform his best work. An energetic designer, Michael has led projects to over 30 design awards in his career. He is a frequent lecturer and writer focused understanding the role of design in addressing social justice and equity. In addition to his roles in practice, Michael has been held teaching positions at Woodbury University, Art Center College of Design, and the Southern California Institute of Architecture.

Leona Ketterl, AIA, ALEP, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Project Architect, RGA + A Studio of HMC Architects
Leona is an ALEP, Licensed Architect and LEED AP with a background of over twenty years in education architecture. She has also approached the design of learning environments from an owner’s perspective as Director of Design for the Public Building Commission of Chicago, in educational specifications with LAUSD, and as an educator, with adjunct teaching positions at the Harrington Institute and Columbia College in Chicago, and the State University of NY College at Buffalo. Leona is currently a Senior Project Architect in Sacramento with RGA + A Studio of HMC Architects, invested in ensuring the learning environments for students in the Folsom Cordova Unified School District are places they love.

Members: Free | Non-members: $20
Link to join will be sent out the morning of December 9.

Registration / RSVP closes December 8, 2022

Virtual Lunch & Learn

Friday, November 18, 2022
12:00 – 1:00 PM MST

Through the Lens of Trauma-Informed Design
This presentation covers the impact that design has on the well-being and emotions of those who occupy the space.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explore the history behind Trauma-Informed Design and examine current responses.
  • Gain an understanding of why Trauma-Informed Design matters. Learn how Trauma-Informed Design can shape the design process and design solutions.
  • Understand how to establish Trauma-Informed Design strategies that can become goals for every project.

Heidi Neumueller, AIA, NCARB, LEED® AP, Associate Principal, Cuningham
Heidi brings a combination of commitment, drive, and sensitivity to each project. She is adept at leading immersive workshops, engaging with clients and user groups, to transform their vision and needs into active environments for learning. Heidi is leading conversations across the country based on her research of the key design components that contribute to safety and security of inclusive restroom design. Heidi is the 2018 recipient of the AIA Minnesota Young Architect Award.

Hailey Wrasman, CID, IIDA, WELL AP, Certified Interior Designer, Cuningham
Hailey is an interior designer in Cuningham’s education studio. Her attention to detail and passion for design inspire her to create unique and innovative learning environments. She’s involved in every level of the design process, from concept through completion, providing clients and users with exceptional service. Hailey is one of Cuningham’s four WELL-accredited professionals, providing insightful design solutions that benefit occupant health and well-being. She is the interior designer for Sartell High School, Rock Ridge High School, and Rise Early Learning.

Dustin Schipper, Research Specialist, Cuningham
As a Research Specialist for the Design+Performance group at Cuningham, Dustin’s work includes a wide range of research and development activities aimed at improving our practice and better understanding the needs of our clients. This work ranges from collecting and analyzing data, to writing literature reviews and research summaries, and building computational tools. His research in planning/programming practices, pre- and post-occupancy evaluation, enhancing digital practice, and regenerative design are used to inform and encourage future forward practices in all of our work to increase the impact of design for our clients and the communities they serve.

Members: Free | Non-members: $20
Link to join will be sent out the morning of November 18.

Registration / RSVP closes November 17, 2022

Summer Tours

August 12, 2022
10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Lunch is included

Meet at St. Mark Elementary School at 10:30 AM.

St. Mark Elementary School (Modernization)
4589 Marbank Drive NE, Calgary, AB

St. Mark is located in the community of Marlborough in Calgary’s northeast quadrant. It was constructed in 1974 as an open concept school and was later revised to add classroom partitions. The modernization was a budget friendly project that including architectural, mechanical and electrical systems. It was 97% utilized in 2022 and has a 300 student capacity.

Manyhorses High School (Alberta Chapter Design Award & New Build)

The Manyhorses High School has a capacity of 271, and is located adjacent to the new Tsuut’ina 7 Chiefs Sportsplex and the Bullhead Adult Education Centre. The Design was a collective effort of Community, Students, Elders, Building Committee and Design Team. The design responds to the language and culture of the Tsuut’ina First Nation. The school's Ceremonial Room and Gathering Space is the heart of the building. The Manyhorse family bead-work and family graphics bring in their history throughout the modern facility. The school's learning environments support the education programs within the community.

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  • CAD $20 / USD $15.56 for members
  • CAD $50 / USD $38.91 for non-member public service
  • CAD $75 / USD $58.37 for non-member private practice

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