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, CMP

Congratulations to the 2019 Scholarship Winners!

Rylan Marshall
Camas High School
Boise State University

Megan Lewis
Vancouver ITech
Central Oregon University

Rillora Spiering
Skyview High School
University of Idaho


2020 Pacific Northwest Regional Conference

Heroes Within Us April 23-26, 2020
Heroes Within Us
The Nines
525 Southwest Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97204

To register for the conference and to book you room, please click here.

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 or Katrina Shum Miller for more information.

Upcoming Events

Call for Tours

The Association for Learning Environments Oregon/SW Washington Chapter is soliciting nominations of projects in Oregon and Southwest Washington area to tour this upcoming year.
Click here to submit

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Chapter Presentations

October 18, 2018
Facilities Matter Presentation »

SchoolsNEXT 2019 Winner
& Finalists


Team: Hive Learning Center
Heritage HS
Vancouver, WA
Mentor: Trevor Chayce

Hive Learning Center

Hive Learning Center “The kinesthetic classroom is the biggest classroom in the center, this is because kinesthetic learners learn best through movement and hands on activities, they need space to move around and fiddle with the things in the room. The idea is to allow the room to be open space so they can walk around and mess with their surroundings.”


Team: Gardiner
Gardiner Middle School
Oregon City, OR
Mentor: David Johnson

“We believe in CONNECTING TO NATURE and the WORLD AROUND US. Outside spaces encourage us to relax, feel healthy, and understand how our actions impact not only our community but the world as well. Spaces inside our school should bring the outside in, with beautiful natural views and light, so that when we are learning, we are reflecting and being productive.”

Team: Vector
Lake Oswego Junior High
Lake Oswego, OR
Mentor: Robert Allen

“We have noticed that the learning environment directly affects how well the students pay attention and take in information. The learning spaces that we have in our current schools do not encourage movement, collaboration or innovation. We strove to fix this by creating learning spaces that will serve the student and will provide spaces for them to collaborate by having open spaces for learning.”

Team: Thunder Learning Center
Mountain View HS
Vancouver, WA
Mentor: Nicole Becker

“We want our learning center to be a comforting and modern environment for students and staff to enjoy while participating in academic and social activities; and, at the same time, make it efficient and self-sustainable. We will accomplish this by incorporating self-sustaining physical features, environmental-friendly and low-cost appliances.”

Team: Heritage Study Center
Heritage HS
Vancouver, WA
Mentor: Farleigh Winters

“The first thing we focused on was the theme of the whole building to help guide our design. Our theme was to create a comfortable area with a variety of gathering spaces, access to natural light and a connection with nature to help students have a better learning experience. We created a building with lots of natural light and flexible furniture.”

Thank you to our 2018-2019 Annual Chapter Sponsors!


OH VS America


LSW Architects Mahlum


3J Lewis Builds

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ALEP / Certificate Programs


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


LEsolutions Online Awards


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LearningSCAPES 2019


October 4-6, 2019
Hyatt Regency Orange County
Anaheim, CA