Individual Awards

Award Call for Nominations Submittal Deadline Awarded
Distinguished Service Award October 1 December 15 Regional
Fellowship Award October 1 December 15 Regional
Lifetime Achievement Award October 1 December 15 Regional

Distinguished Service Award

Description: The PNR Distinguished Service Award will be bestowed on individuals who have greatly contributed to our association through specific participation and dedicated service.

Award Type: Paper Certificate; Up to two (2) awards

Qualification of Candidates:
  • The candidate must be a Association for Learning Environments member in good standing.
  • Long and distinguished service to the council and/or profession. This service may have been achieved by lengthy, continued and outstanding performance on regional committees, task forces, programs, etc. or by association with numerous facilities-related projects that produced a positive impact on education.
  • One or two major activities that the individual played a significant role in that had a definite, positive impact on the council, the region and/or the profession.
  • Long and outstanding performance of service to the Association, region and/or profession through activities with the regional organization. The service at the regional level should parallel in significance the activities described.

Scoring Criteria:
25 Quality of service and leadership to the Association at the chapter and regional level.
25 Contributions to advancing the association’s Strategic Plan by serving on committees and task groups.
50 Contribution to advancing and promoting the mission of the Association.

Timeline: The regional chapters to submit their chapter awards to the PNR Past President by December 15th of every year.

Submission Requirements: On behalf of the nominee, a chapter shall prepare the following submittal and submit it by the deadline referenced above:
  • Submittal shall be limited to 2 pgs – 8 ½ x 11”, 12 pt font
  • Please provide the following:
    • Name
    • Firm/Institution
    • Address
    • Phone
    • Email
    • Title/Position
    • Specify Activity for Which Nominated
    • Name of Submitter
    • Date Submitted


Fellowship Award

Description: The PNR Fellow designation will be bestowed on individuals who have consistently contributed to the association in the highest manner possible. A Fellow is the most respected member of the Association PNR community. They represent the mark of excellence in the industry in which they serve and are recognized as those that advanced the association and its mission; A significant honor that ranks second in importance only to PNR Lifetime Achievement Award.

Award Type: Paper Certificate; Up to two (2) awards

Qualification of Candidates:
  • Active member of the Association for 10 years.
  • 20 years of experience contributing to design of educational facilities and environments.

Scoring Criteria:
10 Quality of professional certifications and/or industry specific designations.
10 Willingness to share professional knowledge via presentations and/or publications over a period of time.
10 Quality of service and leadership to the Association at the chapter and regional level.
10 Contributions to advancing the association’s Strategic Plan by serving on committees and task groups.
50 Overall long-term contribution to advancing and promoting the mission of the Association.
10 Impact of the quality of the nominee’s mentorship to other Association members.

Timeline: Chapter nominations are due to PNR Past President on or before December 15th of every year.

Submission Requirements: On behalf of the nominee, a chapter shall prepare the following submittal and submit it by the deadline referenced above:
  • Submittal shall be limited to 3 pgs – 8 ½ x 11”, 12 pt font
  • Please provide the following:
    • Name
    • Chapter
    • Occupation/Employee
    • Year of membership in the Association for Learning Environments (10 years as a member minimum)
    • Years of experience in the field of education and/or the education environment (20 years minimum)
    • Industry specific certifications or designations
    • List of presentations and/or publications
    • Leadership positions held in the Association (chapter, region and international)
    • Examples of the candidate’s support of implementing the Strategic Plan (committee participation and task groups)
    • Examples of the candidate’s contribution to the advancement and promotion of the mission of the Association
    • Examples of the candidate’s willingness to mentor others
    • Photo of candidate
    • Name of submitter
    • Date submitted


Lifetime Achievement Award

Description: The PNR Lifetime Achievement Award is the most distinguished professional award bestowed to an individual member in our region. This award is designed to honor an individual who has distinguished themselves by making significant lasting contributions to the educational facility planning industry throughout their career.

Award Type: Trophy or Plaque

Qualification of Candidates:
  • The candidate must be a Association for Learning Environments member in good standing.
  • The activities upon which the nomination is based shall have produced a body of work that consistently created a positive and significant regional, national or international impact on the learning environment.
  • The candidate must not have previously received the PNR Lifetime Achievement Award.

Scoring Criteria:
20 Quality of service and leadership to the Association.
20 Quality of professional certifications and/or industry specific designations.
50 Impact of his/her body of work to the advancement and betterment of quality educational facility design.
10 Recognition of peers and industry.

Timeline: On an annual basis, the Pacific Northwest Region will recognize one individual with the PNR Lifetime Achievement Award. The distinction will be awarded along with an automatic nomination as the following year’s regional representative to International Lifetime Achievement Award. The PNR Lifetime Achievement Award winner will be supported by their nominating chapter and region in the preparation of their Lifetime Achievement Award submission.

Each chapter may submit to the Regional Past President the name of a nominee for the PNR Lifetime Achievement Award. Submissions are due by December 15th of every year. The candidate will not be asked or required to submit credentials for consideration. The Regional.

Officers and Chapter Governors will review the candidate’s submissions and make a selection based upon a process chosen by the Regional President. The selection will be made at the annual mid-year board meeting. The recipient will be recognized with a commemorative plaque at the annual PNR Annual Conference.

Submission Requirements: On behalf of the nominee, a chapter shall prepare the following submittal and submit it by the deadline referenced above:
  • Submittal shall be limited to 2 pgs – 8 ½ x 11”, 12 pt font (incl. cover letter)
  • Cover letter introducing the nominee
  • Please provide the following:
    • Name
    • Professional experience and educational training
    • Research, publications, and awards
    • Contribution to supporting exemplary educational facility planning
    • Relevant Projects
    • Contribution that support the mission of the Association and the Pacific Northwest Region
    • Picture
    • Letter of References from (1) educator and (1) peer who is a member

Any questions regarding the process or submission shall be directed to the Past-President of the PNR.
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