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

Virtual Presentation

June 8, 2021
3:30 – 5:30 pm Pacific

Truman Elementary School

Truman Elementary School
Truman Elementary School
Truman Elementary School
Harry S. Truman Elementary School continues the tradition of Vancouver Public Schools in pioneering innovative programs in teaching and programming. Opened in 1979, Truman Elementary was originally devised as an open-concept school. While the open-concept teaching pedagogy was short-lived due to increased noise and distraction, a hybrid of open-concept and traditional teaching pedagogy was realized. The teachers and staff at Truman embraced their non-traditional architecture and created a school culture that supports collaboration for students, staff, families, and the greater community. The new school continues this tradition of highly collaborative teaching and learning by providing classrooms with operable partitions, allowing for scalability and teaching across classrooms.

Architect of Record: Bassetti Architects
Landscape Architect: PLACE
Structural Engineer: Kramer Gehlen & Associates, Inc.
Electrical Engineer: Glumac
Civil Engineer: Harper Houf Peterson Righellis, Inc.
Mechanical Engineer: Glumac
Contractor: Todd Construction, Inc.
Specialized Consultants:
   Acoustical/ Audio Visual Design Consultant: The Greenbusch Group, Inc.
   Cost Consultant: Rider Levett Bucknall Ltd.

Members: FREE | Non-members: $20

Registration closes at 9:00 am Pacific on June 7, 2021. The link will be sent to all registered participants after registration closes.

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.

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.”

Upcoming Events

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North Gresham Tour

April 29 – May 2, 2022
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