Oregon / SW Washington Chapter

The geographic area served consists of the state of Oregon and the area of Southwest Washington.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Donna Robinson, CMM, CMP

In-Person Tour and Happy Hour

October 26, 2021
4:30 pm Pacific

Marrion Elementary School

Marrion Elementary School
Marrion Elementary School
Marrion Elementary is one of six original “prototype” schools LSW has built for Evergreen Public Schools. The prototype program was created to offer a high-quality, flexible, and cost-effective working school model, saving on everything from the design to the ongoing maintenance of the building. The other prototype schools include Sifton, Emerald, Burton, Image, and Ellsworth Elementary; with each school having nearly the exact same foot-print. The two-story, 61,000 sf building(s) accommodate 550 students each. The design is highly focused on personalized learning spaces; everything from the doors to furniture and entryways between classrooms are created around the varying needs of students. This is tied closely to the idea of Voice and Choice: learners can choose how they learn best and are free to pull away when needed. The school(s) feature Integrated Classroom Instructional Technology: audio and video display managed by a touch panel control, along with sound masking for speech privacy and less disruption within the classrooms. The school also uses simple, intuitive, frustration free lighting controls to help empower occupants to save additional energy beyond code Minimums. As the team was nearing the end of the bond program, we were able to yield a healthy surplus of funds for the district, resulting in the addition of a “bonus” seventh school; replacing Mill Plain Elementary; LSW was recently awarded the contract in April 2021 and has already begun the design and permitting phase of this additional school.

Architect of record: LSW Architects, P.C.
Landscape Architect: Shapiro Didway
Structural Engineer: WRK Engineers, Inc.
Electrical Engineer: Jarren Parthemer
Civil Engineer: Robertson Engineering
Mechanical Engineer: HVAC
Contractor: Perlo Construction
Specialized Consultants:
   Acoustical Engineering: Listen Acoustics
   Lighting: Luma

Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe strategies for the adaptation of educational spaces when changes to educational delivery occur;
  2. Describe alternative methods of acoustic separation in spaces that are connected and open to each other; Understand how lockdown features and fire protection measures can be combined to keep occupants secure while allowing code required exiting along with the flexibility to restrict after-hours public access;
  3. Discuss HVAC measures implemented into already-designed systems to respond to COVID protocols;
  4. Discuss the attributes and strategies of inclusive design for the playground.

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Tour
Marrion ES, 10119 NE 14th Street, Vancouver
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Happy Hour
Ben’s Bottle Shop, 8052 E Mill Plain Blvd #2002, Vancouver, WA 98664

The standard CDC and DOH protocols will need to be in place, including:
  • Wear a mask while indoors regardless of vaccination status
  • Maintain appropriate social distance
  • Stay home if you’re sick or have any symptoms

Members: $10 | Non-members: $20



2022 Annual Regional Conference

Heroes Within Us April 28 – May 1, 2022
Heroes Within Us
The Nines
525 Southwest Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97204
Click here for more information and to register for the conference.

Mentors Needed

Would you like to share your knowledge of architecture, engineering, and construction with middle school students and helps shape their understanding of what our built environment in the future could be like? The Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter is looking for volunteers to be mentors for middle school students in the Metro area as they participate in the SchoolsNEXT Design Competition, which challenges student teams to design their “school of the future”. Mentors will work directly with students and their teachers, and can volunteer for as much time as they are able. Planning, design, construction and operations knowledge in all fields and skills are welcome. The competition starts in Fall and concludes with the Chapter competition in March. This is a great opportunity to educate our sustainability leaders of the future! Contact Robert Allen for more information.

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In-Person Tour and Happy Hour

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2021 Scholarship Winners

Hannah Lee Hannah Lee
“I am so thankful that I have received the A4LE OR/SW WA Chapter Scholarship! This award will financially support me as I further my education and grow as a student. I am eternally grateful for the opportunities that this scholarship has given me!”

Kaelan Anderson Kaelan Anderson
“I would like to thank the Association for Learning Environments Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter committee for awarding me with this generous scholarship. It is an honor to be supported by an organization that strives to better my community. I am excited to attend the University of San Diego this fall. This scholarship will help offset tuition costs in my first year. I plan to study computer science and pursue a career as a software engineer. I have a career goal of developing software that positively contributes to society. It is a privilege to have this opportunity, and I am grateful that my hard work has been recognized.”

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